Character Education

Chicago Foundation for Education has always recognized the importance of social and emotional learning as an integral part of a student’s education. CFE encourages teachers who cultivate students’ intrinsic motivation to:

  • Develop critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Strengthen self-esteem and increase their respect for others
  • Understand the consequences of their decisions and actions
  • Develop into productive, responsible members of their classroom, school, and community

CFE currently offers $100 and $200 Character Education Bonuses to our Small Grant, Study Group Coach Grant, and Action Research Leadership Institute Fellowship applicants. More than 25% of these grant winners apply for and earn Bonuses to support their integration of lessons that promote core values.