Asking most people about their favorite back-to-school memories draws fond memories of back to school shopping and school supplies. During a recent community giving day at a local corporation, I asked one employee about his favorite back-to-school memory. He laughed, and shared that he enjoyed getting new school supplies. Filling a pencil box with colorful crayons, markers, and pens was a source of childhood pride. Sadly, many students in Chicago’s public schools may not have those fond memories.