The Accelerator is a three-year support model that provides urban K-12 school principals and their leadership teams with the skills necessary to execute schoolwide change management and significantly improve academics and culture.
A six-week summer experience that provides pre-engineering and science teachers an opportunity to spend time in bioengineering research labs, create curricula, and partner with College of Engineering research-active core bioengineering faculty mentors.
Eligibility: Licensed Chicago Public high school biotechnology or engineering teachers. Underrepresented minorities and applicants committed to working with diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.
Bonfire is a talent development accelerator that supports and trains 50 women in a six-month program, to help them grow their leadership skills and build the pipeline of women leaders in the City of Chicago.
Eligibility: Women leaders between the ages of 20-40 years old who are rising talent with demonstrated potential for extraordinary leadership in the workplace of the future.
The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Public School Principals provides principals with opportunities for superior professional and personal growth while supporting the talents of aspiring principals.
Eligibility: Five years of CPS Principal experience with strong school/Principal performance.
The Leadership Academy works to develop a talent pipeline to fulfill leadership gaps in both the public and private sectors. The CLCF Academy is specifically geared for mid-level high-potential professionals with a proven track record and passion for leadership, civic engagement, and potential for upward mobility.
Eligibility: Seven years experience, desire to run for elected office, advanced degree, nomination from elected official, two letters of recommendation, employer letter of support.
Organization: Chicago Public Schools and The Chicago Public Education Fund
Duration: Two years
Application Window: March 3-May 4
The Chicago Principals Fellowship program is designed for high-performing principals who would benefit from an intensive leadership development experience and have interest in learning more about district policy-making.
Eligibility: Three years of CPS Principal experience with strong school/principal performance.