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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Chicago Foundation for Education! Please review our upcoming volunteer opportunities below.


2019 Team Member Grant Reviews

The Chicago Foundation for Education’s (CFE) Study Group Program offers opportunities for teachers (Team Members) to collaborate with colleagues, learn new teaching strategies and work to implement these strategies in their classrooms. We are in need of volunteers to review and select our 2019 Study Group Team Member grantees. 

Reviews will be held at CFE’s new office (641 W. Lake St., Chicago) on Tuesday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 1st, and we are offering a remote reviewing option, too. Click HERE for more details and sign-up as a Study Group Team Member Grant Reviewer! 

CFE Small Grant Observations

We recently awarded more than $132,000 through our Small Grants program to 268 CPS educators – and now we are recruiting volunteers to visit the classrooms of these award-winning teachers.  

As a Small Grant observer, volunteers arrange classroom visits directly with the teachers they will be observing. Our team will conduct an orientation for new volunteers where we will review responsibilities and expectations. We ask for a commitment of at least two classroom visits, and these must be completed between March and June. Complete the Small Grants Observation volunteer sign-up form HERE