Family and Community Partnerships

A Catalyst School involves the entire family in the education of a child and provides opportunity for the growth and participation of all immediate family members. Additionally, Catalyst partners with various organizations to provide programming to allow scholars to thrive in numerous elements of their education. 

90%:  average parent attendance at parent meetings

Parents and families are an integral part of the Catalyst Schools mission, with monthly outreach events and informational/recreational opportunities for parents to play an integral role in their scholar’s education. From quarterly Progress Report check-ins to daily interactions with teachers and staff, the education of a Catalyst scholar is one that is facilitated in partnership with families at home and at school.

Catalyst partners with numerous organizations to provide services to scholars both during the instructional school day and after-school. Organizations include:

  • Ravinia
  • Circle Urban
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • The Maria Kaupas Center
  • Countdown to College
  • First Generation Initiative
  • Concordia Univerity
  • DePaul University
  • Dominican University
  • Lewis University
  • Chicago Children's Choir

Please visit the Partners page for each campus for campus specific partners.

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