Let's Team Up for Back-to-School

Every day, we witness the dedication, creativity, and potential of CPS students. Every student and every classroom deserves the chance to excel with access to essential academic, health, and wellness resources to start the year off right. Join us in ensuring that all 320,000+ CPS students embark on the new school year with everything they need to succeed. Partner with CFF to meet students and schools where they most need your support.
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Back-to-School Bashes

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) welcomes the start of each new school year with Back-to-School Bashes in neighborhoods across the city. These community celebrations are opportunities for CPS students and their families to foster connections within their school community. Essential resources and information are available at Back-to-School Bashes including school supplies, as well as enrollment and health-related assistance. The bashes feature music, food, games, and family-friendly activities.

These events play a pivotal role in preparing families for a safe and productive school year. This year’s Back-to-School theme is ‘Team Up,’ so we’re asking our Chicago community to team up to make these bashes an unforgettable experience for all CPS families.

Compassion Fund

Students and families rely on CPS schools for more than academics. Through the generosity of sponsors like you, Children First Fund will continue to support CPS students and families to meet foundational needs through the Compassion Fund. The Compassion Fund provides direct resources to support CPS students, including:

  • School supplies for students and classrooms
  • Hygiene care essentials such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant and more
  • Weather appropriate apparel, including warm winter coats and boots
  • Direct financial relief for families facing hardship, including job loss, death of a parent or caregiver, families facing homelessness due to fires and other crises, and more

Get Involved

To help us ensure all 320,000+ CPS students start the new school year off right, donate directly at the link below, check out our sponsorship opportunities, or reach out to partnerships@childrenfirstfund.org or your current Relationship Manager to learn more.

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