Catalyst Circle Rock selected for Horizons for Youth partnership!

In an Catalyst is honored to announce that our Circle Rock campus was selected by the organization Horizons for Youth as a partner school yesterday!

Horizons for Youth is an organization committed to helping Chicago children recognize and achieve their full potential. In partnership with dedicated families and schools like Catalyst Circle Rock, since 1990 the organization has provided need-based scholarships, one-on-one mentoring, and numerous enrichment programs. To find out more about Horizons for Youth, visit their website here.

Thank you to Horizons for Youth for selecting the Catalyst Circle Rock community as a partner and we look forward to this incredible opportunity for our scholars and families!

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Catalyst Circle Rock Math Tutoring Program Needs YOU!

In an effort to increase math scores and provide targeted instruction to K-8th Grade CCR scholars, the school is coordinating an after-school tutoring initiative that will run from 3:45-4:45 every Tuesday and Thursday from March 22- May 19, 2016.  The school is opening the tutoring opportunity to ALL stakeholders who are willing to help! This includes local high schools  and universities, professional colleagues, parents, Board members, staff members, family, friends and anyone who wants to donate their time to help CCR scholars succeed!

CCR's goal for the Math Madness program is to log at least 400 hours of tutoring over 16 sessions- this would require approximately 25 tutors per day. While this goal is ambitious, the CCR team is confident they can do it with your help to achieve the school’s 2015-2016 theme of  One Team, One Goal!!

If you are interested in making an incredible impact on the life of a CCR scholar through your assistance (ranging from one visit to a weekly commitment) or know someone else who may be interested, please contact CCR's Principal Elizabeth Jamison-Dunn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the school's Main Office at (773) 945-5025.  We can reach the goal of 400 hours with your help! 

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Catalyst Maria sponsors Flint, MI Water Drive!

Under the leadership of Ms. Dore, Ms. Ramirez, Ms. Bies, Ms. Fawaz , Mr. Dunlap, the Senior Leadership Class, an National Honors/Junior National Honors Society at Catalyst Maria, the school raised approximately 400 cases of water for Flint, Michigan! The water drive concluded today and was an awesome embodiment of the leadership and Catalyst mission we work to develop at our schools! Pictured below is Ms. Young alongside the abundant cases!

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Catalyst-Big Brothers Big Sisters- Guggenheim Partnership

This week Catalyst Maria had an official ribbon cutting with Big Brothers-Big Sisters and Guggenheim on a new partnership between the three organizations! In attendance was the CEO of BBBS, members of the Guggenheim team, Catalyst staff and scholars, and numerous Bigs mentors and their scholars Littles! This has been a great venture and we look forward to continuing this partnership!

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