Communities In Schools of Chicago works with more than 150 organizations across metropolitan Chicago. These organizations are committed to joining us in supporting the academic, social-emotional, physical, and mental well-being of Chicago public-school students. They provide programs and services – at no cost to students – that address needs identified by their school leaders.

Some community partners provide programming inside of schools, during the school day; others offer special programs, performances, and opportunities for students to explore the city and surrounding communities.

With community partnerships that focus on arts enrichment, behavioral and mental health, college and career readiness, and physical health and wellness, our allies in dropout prevention are diverse. Throughout the year, our Community Partnership Specialists work closely with our School Partnership Specialists to match schools with programs that address their top priorities.


The following community partners committed energy and resources to impacting the lives of Chicago public-school students during the 2019-20 academic year by partnering with Communities In Schools of Chicago.

826CHICollege and Career Readiness
AARP Experience CorpsCollege and Career Readiness
Abrahamic Center for Cultural EducationArts; College and Career Readiness
Advocate Children's HospitalHealth and Wellness
African American Family Research InstituteBehavioral and Mental Health
Ageless EyecareHealth and Wellness
All For KidzBehavioral and Mental Health
American Blues TheaterArts
American Red Cross of Greater ChicagoHealth and Wellness
American Writers MuseumCollege and Career Readiness; Arts
Art EncounterArts
Art Institute of ChicagoArts
ASAPHealth and Wellness
Auditorium TheatreArts
Between FriendsBehavioral and Mental Health
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan ChicagoCollege and Career Readiness
Big GreenHealth and Wellness
Bottom LineCollege and Career Readiness
Bulldog Solution, Inc.Behavioral and Mental Health
Bullying Prevention Awareness 365Behavioral and Mental Health
Capital OneCollege and Career Readiness
Care2Prevent at the University of ChicagoBehavioral and Mental Health
Career Speaker SeriesCollege and Career Readiness
Catholic CharitiesBehavioral and Mental Health
CDPH - Immunization ProgramHealth and Wellness
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual ExploitationBehavioral and Mental Health
Chicago Architecture CenterArts
Chicago Area Health Education Center at Health and Medicine Policy Research GroupCollege and Career Readiness
Chicago Behavioral HospitalBehavioral and Mental Health
Chicago BlackhawksHealth and Wellness; College and Career Readiness
Chicago Chess FoundationBehavioral and Mental Health
Chicago Children's Advocacy CenterHealth and Wellness
Chicago Children's Center for Behavioral HealthBehavioral and Mental Health
Chicago Children’s MuseumCollege and Career Readiness
Chicago Children’s TheatreArts
Chicago Department of TransportationHealth and Wellness
Chicago FireCollege and Career Readiness
Chicago Fire DepartmentHealth and Wellness
Chicago Humanities FestivalArts
Chicago Jazz PhilharmonicArts
Chicago Opera TheaterArts
Chicago Police DepartmentBehavioral and Mental Health; Health and Wellness
Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute’s Child Grief Services ProgramBehavioral and Mental Health
Chicago RunHealth and Wellness
Chicago Women’s Health CenterHealth and Wellness
Chicago Youth Symphony OrchestraArts
ChickTechCollege and Career Readiness
Chiro One Wellness CentersBehavioral and Mental Health
Christopher HouseBehavioral and Mental Health
Cinema/Chicago – Chicago International Film FestivalArts
Civic Leadership FoundationBehavioral and Mental Health
Common ThreadsHealth and Wellness
CommunityHealthHealth and Wellness
ConnecTeenHealth and Wellness
Cook County Farm BureauCollege and Career Readiness; Health and Wellness
Cook County State's AttorneyBehavioral and Mental Health
Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)College and Career Readiness
Delta Dental of IllinoisHealth and Wellness
Detective Lester RodgersBehavioral and Mental Health
DuSable Museum of African American HistoryCollege and Career Readiness
East Village Youth ProgramCollege and Career Readiness
Erie Family Health CenterHealth and Wellness
Erika’s LighthouseBehavioral and Mental Health
Escape ArtistryBehavioral and Mental Health
Field MuseumCollege and Career Readiness
Field Trip FactoryHealth and Wellness; College and Career Readiness
Free Lunch AcademyBehavioral and Mental Health
Future Founders FoundationCollege and Career Readiness
Girl UpCollege and Career Readiness
Girls in the GameHealth and Wellness
Girls Rock! ChicagoArts
Girls Who CodeCollege and Career Readiness
Goodman TheatreArts
Green City Market and the Lincoln Park ZooHealth and Wellness
Guitars Over Guns OrganizationArts
Haymarket CenterHealth and Wellness
Health SquadHealth and Wellness
Ignition Community GlassArts
Illinois Green AllianceCollege and Career Readiness
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education CenterBehavioral and Mental Health; College and Career Readiness
Illinois Liquor Control CommissionHealth and Wellness
Illinois Safe Schools Alliance of PHIMCCollege and Career Readiness; Health and Wellness
Imagination TheaterHealth and Wellness
Insight Project for KidsBehavioral and Mental Health
International Children's Media CenterCollege and Career Readiness
International Music FoundationArts
Jaclyn SilvermanArts
Jazz at Lincoln CenterArts
Joffrey BalletArts
Junior AchievementCollege and Career Readiness
K.W.O.E. FoundationBehavioral and Mental Health
Kids First ChicagoCollege and Career Readiness
LensCraftersHealth and Wellness
LIFT – ChicagoCollege and Career Readiness
Literacy WorksCollege and Career Readiness
Lutheran Social Services of IllinoisBehavioral and Mental Health
Lyric Opera of ChicagoArts
Math MotivatorsCollege and Career Readiness
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater ChicagoCollege and Career Readiness
Mobile Care ChicagoHealth and Wellness
Mujeres Latinas en AcciónBehavioral and Mental Health
Museum of Contemporary ArtArts
Museum of Science and IndustryCollege and Career Readiness
NAMI ChicagoBehavioral and Mental Health
Nancy Gardner, LCSWBehavioral and Mental Health
National Indo-American MuseumBehavioral and Mental Health
National Museum of Mexican ArtArts
National Veterans Art MuseumArts
North Park Village Nature CenterCollege and Career Readiness
North Shore Center for the Performing ArtsArts
Northerly IslandCollege and Career Readiness
Northlight TheatreArts
Norwegian American HospitalHealth and Wellness
Old Town School of Folk MusicArts
Oriental InstituteArts
Peggy Notebaert Nature MuseumCollege and Career Readiness
Planned Parenthood of IllinoisHealth and Wellness
Poetry FoundationArts
Positive Coaching AllianceBehavioral and Mental Health
Princeton Vision ClinicHealth and Wellness
Pro Football Hall of FameArts
ResilienceBehavioral and Mental Health; Health and Wellness
Respiratory Health AssociationHealth and Wellness
Response for TeensHealth and Wellness
Reva and David Logan Center for the ArtsArts
Richard J. Daley CollegeCollege and Career Readiness
Robert Crown Centers for Health EducationHealth and Wellness
Sandie Johnson, LCSWBehavioral and Mental Health
Selah FreedomBehavioral and Mental Health; Health and Wellness
Shedd AquariumCollege and Career Readiness
Shift Englewood Youth OrchestraArts
Silk Road RisingArts
SitStayReadCollege and Career Readiness
Smart Museum of ArtArts
SparkShopCollege and Career Readiness
St. Bernard HospitalHealth and Wellness
Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyArts
StoryBusCollege and Career Readiness
Storycatchers TheatreArts
The Anti-Defamation LeagueBehavioral and Mental Health
The Major LiftArts
The Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony OrchestraArts
The Nora ProjectBehavioral and Mental Health
The Oral Health ForumHealth and Wellness
The Peace ExchangeBehavioral and Mental Health
The Schools GroupBehavioral and Mental Health
The Theatre School at DePaulArts
Travis Manion FoundationBehavioral and Mental Health
Tropical OpticalHealth and Wellness
UCANBehavioral and Mental Health
UIC College of DentistryHealth and Wellness
University of Chicago BasketballCollege and Career Readiness
University of Illinois ExtensionBehavioral and Mental Health; Health and Wellness
US Army Corps of EngineersCollege and Career Readiness
Vision Service PlanHealth and Wellness
VisionworksHealth and Wellness
Wellness for EveryoneArts; Health and Wellness
White SoxBehavioral and Mental Health; College and Career Readiness
Willow HouseBehavioral and Mental Health
Working In The Schools (WITS)College and Career Readiness
Writers TheatreArts
YWCA Metropolitan ChicagoBehavioral and Mental Health; Health and Wellness