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.

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Give online

Use our safe, encrypted online donation platform.
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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

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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.

About AUSL

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Partners offer support for a range of education-equity education programs.

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Donate to AUSL

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is an education equity-focused non-profit that works tirelessly with the belief that all students should have access to an excellent education right in their own neighborhoods.

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

About the CTR

The Chicago Teacher Residency (CTR) is a one-year teacher training program for talented, professionals who passionately believe that all students deserve a quality education. Individuals who join the program receive a scholarship to obtain a master’s degree from DePaul University and obtain in-classroom experience with guidance from expert coaches and mentors.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

You’re moving us closer to equity in education. That’s why we work hard to provide financial support and competitive tuition costs to cover your Residency year.

Requirements & Eligibility

We look for candidates that are invested in education, dedicated to doing good, and committed to their own personal growth.

Degree Programs

AUSL provides residents with a significant scholarship, that makes the cost of attaining a masters degree at nationally ranked DePaul University.

Teacher’s Stories

Interested to know what your year would look like during the Chicago Teacher Residency? Learn about the structure of the program and what your university coursework and classroom teaching schedule will look like.

Blog

Read the latest stories about AUSL and education equity programs.

Events

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FAQ's

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Applying to the Chicago Teacher Residency is Easy as 1,2,3

It only takes a few minutes to apply! Just supply us with your resume and unofficial transcripts of colleges/universities attended.

About LiberatED Way

Our Advisory team is student-centered, equity-driven, authentic, and bold. Our LiberatED Way team is student-centered, equity-driven, authentic, and bold.

Who We Are

Our team is student-centered, equity-driven, authentic, and bold.

What We Do

We take an inclusive and comprehensive approach to school improvement.

Who We Work With

Our partners are forward-thinking schools, districts, and other organizations who are committed to creating the conditions for liberated student learning.

Contact

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Donate to AUSL

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is an education equity-focused non-profit that works tirelessly with the belief that all students should have access to an excellent education right in their own neighborhoods.

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

Blog

Read the latest stories about AUSL and education equity programs.

Press

The Academy for Urban School Leadership is a school management organization in working in partnership with Chicago Public Schools.

Progress Reports

We are committed to providing detailed information of our progress year-to-year.

Publications

A Collection of Publications and Resources for teachers and donors.

Donate to AUSL

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is an education equity-focused non-profit that works tirelessly with the belief that all students should have access to an excellent education right in their own neighborhoods.

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