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Lessons From Year One as CEO: Our Role in the Education Sector

Winter marks a set of important anniversaries for Citizen Schools:  the anniversary of our incorporation on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1995;  the anniversary of Black History Month, which offers the country an important reminder of the perseverance and resilience necessary to forge a more just and equitable society; and, now, my first year…

Motorola Mobility and Citizen Schools Win Top Award for the 2016 Chicago Charity Challenge

Citizen Schools and Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo company, earned the 2016 Impact Award, a top award given by the Chicago Charity Challenge. Known fondly as “the Cha Cha,” this unique corporate giving competition is designed to motivate corporate employees to volunteer and donate. “We were thrilled to partner with Citizen Schools for the Chicago Charity…

TF Spotlight: Marisely Hernandez

At Citizen Schools, no role is more essential to the success of our students than that of the AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow. Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellows create extraordinary enrichment and academic support experiences for underserved students across our nation. On a daily basis, Fellows deepen connections between schools and parents, help to develop social-emotional skills…

Browne School Students Learn To Program Robots at Microsoft Thanks to Grant from All Points North Foundation

This semester, our students traveled to the Microsoft offices in Cambridge, MA, every Thursday to take part in the ‘Robotics with Microsoft’ apprenticeship. The students programmed their own robots alongside Microsoft engineers and programmers. They learned about sensor technology and fundamental coding skills. The students worked in teams and came up with solutions through their…

Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service 2017

#MLKDay with Citizen Schools