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What we stand for

Stand for Children’s mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education.

Other Current Actions

Stop Cutting Education!

We are calling on parents and community members to join us in stemming the tide of massive cuts to education funding in Illinois. 

Over 40% of Chicago students drop out of high school. Enrollment in Pre-K programs has slipped by over 20,000 within the past four years. The achievement gap within the state is ever widening and has created a group of students that are systematically being shortchanged out of a quality education. These kids won’t be prepared for, and will have limited access to college which creates huge problems for the future workforce of Illinois.

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Quality Schools Now!

There are 123,000 kids in under-performing schools in Chicago.  Couple that with the fact that there are empty seats and buildings across the district not allowing for a fully resourced school that includes art, music, world-languages, and we have a serious problem.


Building Quality Chicago Schools

For too long, we have allowed the status quo of our schools to affect the academic achievement of our students.  We can and must change that.

Here's How

Education Champions in Springfield

In this primary election season, Stand for Children has endorsed 14 candidates for the Illinois House and Senate. Read about our selection process and endorsed candidates.

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