Chicago Families for Equity in Education (CFEE) brings together families from Chicago neighborhoods and schools that have been hard hit with school closures, high suspension rates, and cuts in resources. These families all want the best for their children, and they are motivated to learn and engage. Many have already participated in public action to demand equity for schools in their neighborhoods.

Our team’s work began in the fall of 2017, months before the school-closing moratorium in Chicago was to be lifted. Incubated by the Vincentian Endowment Fund at DePaul University, a group of DePaul faculty, staff, and students, in partnership with several community partner organizations, have convened parent leaders and engaged parents for a series of public events and discussions. We have also sponsored storytelling projects to build solidarity among parents and document how and why parents advocate for their children and neighborhood schools.

The work of CFEE is ongoing: if you want to organize for educational equity in Chicago, please reach out to our Project Assistant, Sol Logsdon, or come to one of our upcoming events!