Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting Agenda 5.21.18

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their fourth scheduled meeting of the 2017-2018 school year on May 21, 2018. This meeting will be held at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School, located at 5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644 and will be from 3:00-5:30 PM.

All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public.  In accordance with OMA, the agenda for this meeting is below:

*Welcome and mission moment

*Review and vote for approval of February 20, 2018 Finance Committee’s meeting minutes and February 26, 2018 Board of Directors’ meeting’s minutes

*Board review and vote of James Mendelson for a one-year renewal term for Catalyst Board of Directors.

*Board review and vote of Steven D’Souza for three-year renewal term for Catalyst Board of Directors.

*Board review and vote of Larry Williams as Vice-Chairperson of the Catalyst Board of Directors.

*Academic Committee

  • Catalyst Maria agreement with Chicago Public Schools review
  • SY17-18 academic updates

*Development Committee

  • FY18 YTD fundraising
  • Update on Catalyst Circle Rock auditorium fundraising

*Finance Committee

  • FY18 YTD review
  • FY19 preliminary budget discussion


Kehrein Center for the Arts video

Elevate Chicago created a beautiful video on the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kehrein Center for the Arts at Catalyst Circle Rock. The video is linked here, and to find out more and support this project, please contact Catalyst Director of External Relations Ed Siderewicz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Elevate Video

Catalyst teacher Mrs. Shapiro featured in blog post

The Catalyst Circle Rock school community has been inspired by Mrs. Yoonshil Shapiro for over ten years, and now her incredible impact is being shared with a larger audience! Check out Mrs. Shapiro's story from a recent blog post by Elevate Chicago, in which she describes some of her experiences as an educator at Catalyst Circle Rock.  The article is linked here, and a HUGE shout out to Mrs. Shapiro!

Shapiro Elevate


Kehrein Center for the Arts featured in Austin Weekly News!

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Kehrein Center for the Arts at Catalyst Circle Rock was featured in an extensive article in the Austin Weekly News! The center will feature a 1,000 seat auditorium named named in honor of Glen and Lonni Kehrein, the founders of Circle Urban Ministries 45 years ago in the Austin.  Check out the article linked here.

Groundbreaking AWN

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