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



CFE Study Group Coach Grant Reviews

CFE’s Study Group Coaches lead small peer groups that focus on specific teaching methodologies, instructional strategies, and/or student projects that they have expert knowledge around.


Dozens of educators applied for a CFE Study Group Coach Grant, and now we need volunteers to help review the proposals. Volunteers do not need prior grant reviewing experience, as our team will provide guidance and instructions.


Reviews will be held at the CFE office (1 N. LaSalle, Suite 1675) on Tuesday, February 26th and Wednesday, February 27th. Please consider committing to one of the review dates by signing up at HERE.



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