Catalyst Finance Committee Meeting- 7/25/18

The Catalyst Board of Directors' Finance Committee will hold a meeting to review the proposed FY19 budget on July 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM. This meeting will be held by phone conference- please contact Catalyst's Director of Administration Michael Kasang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for conference call information.  The Finance Committee will review and vote on recommendation to proceed with proposed FY19 budget or provide adjustments.


Catalyst Board of Directors' Meetings SY18-19

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will hold meetings for the 2018-2019 school year at the times and dates below. All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public and an agenda will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting on the Catalyst website and at both Catalyst campuses in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. 

September 17, 2018- Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School


5608 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, IL, 60644


November 19, 2018- Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School


5608 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, IL, 60644


February 25, 2019- Catalyst Maria Charter School


6727 S. California Ave.

Chicago, Illinois 60629


May 20, 2019- Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School


5608 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, IL, 60644

Catalyst Maria and MKC partner with The Trotter Project

Top Chef Junior finalist Rahanna Bisseret Martinez and Anne Trotter (pictured below), sister of the late, world-famous chef Charlie Trotter visited Catalyst Maria’s on-campus partner Maria Kaupas Center (MKC) this morning! Twenty-five scholars in grades 8-11 were selected to participate in the 2018 Culinary Summer Camp, sponsored by The Trotter Project. The camp will be held at the MKC July 9-13, 2018, during which participating scholars will learn the basics of culinary arts and hospitality from a professional chef! Many thanks to The Trotter Project for their support of the MKC, Catalyst, and the Chicago Lawn community!

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Catalyst Maria STEAM EXPO 2018

Catalyst Maria held an exceptional STEAM EXPO 2018 on May 31, 2018! The second annual STEAM EXPO featured K-12 scholars exhibiting, performing, and demonstrating their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). The event also hosted a community resource fair and was incredibly well attended despite very warm temperatures! A HUGE shout out to all Catalyst Maria team members that made this such an inspiring event, with a special thank you to Mr. Sean Hamilton for his remarkable leadership and commitment of time and energy to make this event so incredible!

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Catalyst Graduations 2018

Please join the scholars, staff and school communities of Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria as they celebrate the graduations of our Kindergarten, 8th Grade and 12th Grade scholars at the dates and times below:

Catalyst Maria 12th Grade- June 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Catalyst Maria

Catalyst Circle Rock 8th Grade- June 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM at New Zion-1252 S Wolcott Ave.

Catalyst Maria 8th Grade- June 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Catalyst Maria

Catalyst Circle Rock Kindergarten- June 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM at Catalyst Circle Rock

Catalyst Maria Kindergarten- June 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Catalyst Maria

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