As a donor, you bring us closer to bringing equity to the educational outcomes of students in under-resourced communities

Founded in 2001 as the nation’s first teacher residency program, we grew by delivering whole school transformations

Private-funding initiatives, supported by a group of caring donors, have helped strengthen our network and brought us all closer to transforming educational opportunities for schools in the AUSL Chicago Public School network.

How your donation makes an impact:

Longitudinal studies of children growing up in high-needs areas, like the neighborhoods AUSL serves, consistently reveal that these students are at a high risk of educational underachievement as early as first grade.

AUSL raises substantial funding through philanthropy, government agencies, and committed individuals to provide our students with extra support structures above and beyond the resources, Chicago Public Schools provides. These services range from teacher-coaches to educational professional development and everything in between:

Teacher Training (Chicago Teacher Residency)

Advisory Services

School Management

Administration and Operations

Different ways you can donate

Our donors support the “Whole Child” model and are committed to investing in order to witness the progress made towards bringing equity to education.


Give online

Use our safe, encrypted online donation platform.

By check

Mail checks made out to “Academy for Urban School Leadership” to:

Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL)
PO Box 346165
Chicago, IL 60634


Over the phone

Give over the phone by calling (773) 943-7810.
We’re available Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m.

Want to know more about donating to AUSL?

Shane Caterino, Managing Director, External Relations.

Want to know more about donating to AUSL?

Contact Keith McCormick, Director of Advancement.

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