AUSL focuses on the meeting the needs of students in under invested communities through our Chicago Teacher Residency and LIBERATED WAY Advisory Services team
The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is an education equity focused not-for-profit.
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Equity in Education Starts with Good Teachers
We leverage nearly two decades of learnings through our partnerships with schools and school districts across the country with the goal of unlocking student potential.
To achieve the goal of providing access to an excellent education, we have three service lines:
Donors like you allow us to meet the educational and social-emotional needs of students in under-resourced communities
A key approach to recruiting and training teachers is through investment in public-private partnerships that recruit and train excellent educators committed to serving our most at-risk students.
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LiberatED Way: Students and families in underserved communities want to see school reimagined. They want experiences that are rigorous, relevant, tend to students’ social and emotional needs and affirm student identity.
We support forward-thinking school and systems-level leaders to authentically partner with their school communities in defining, calibrating on, and implementing an equity-driven vision for the student experience that leads to whole-child success.
“I’m a huge, huge fan of who you are (CTR), what you are going to do, and the AUSL family. There’s nothing more important that we can do than put great teachers into the classrooms of our children across Chicago, particularly in our most underserved communities.
Our students are going to need teaches who believe in them, who see their potential, who can help them through the stress and trauma to envision a set of possibilities way beyond what the day to day reality might feel like.
Your collective commitment and courage inspire me.”
– Arne Duncam, former Secretary of Education and CEO of Chicago Public Schools, speaking at graduation on the power of the CTR to transform educational outcomes for students.
In the news
Hear others tell of how AUSL is advancing equity in education and training high-quality teachers.
AUSL celebrated teachers for national teacher appreciation week at its neighborhood Chicago Public Schools.
If you’re considering a career as a teacher, you might find the most rewarding opportunities in special education. Over the past decade, Chicago and the nation have
AUSL Board Member, Cardelle Spangler Named a Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Nonprofit Board Leader Congratulations to Cardelle B. Spangler on her inclusion as a Crain’s Chicago Business
As Chicago Public Schools students head back to the classroom this month for their first full-time, in-person learning experience in 17 months, many will be grappling with
Educational Equity Nonprofit Brings Excellence to Chicago Schools The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is an equity focused non-profit that works tirelessly with the belief that
AUSL is an equity-focused non-profit that works tirelessly with the belief that all students should have access to an excellent education. Since 2001, AUSL’s conviction for equity in
AUSL offered an after-school creative writing program to 4th – 8th graders. The purpose of this program was to inspire creative writing for our network schools through
Upon a joint review of the successful transformation of the Chicago Public Schools under our management, CPS has announced that AUSL will begin to transition management of
In February, AUSL hosted a virtual arts contest for Network students. Students used their creativity through visual arts to represent – What Black History means to them
Chicago Teacher Residency (AUSL) has been named among the top in the country for leading the way in maintaining selective academic admissions requirements and driving greater teacher