Impact through innovation

Pioneering the in-district innovation zone

Since becoming the nation’s first urban teacher residency program in 2001 and the nation’s first in-district innovation zone in 2006, we have worked in partnership with the Chicago Public School System to transform the city’s lowest-performing schools.

AUSL has trained 1,155 high-quality teachers, transformed 31 schools, and impacts children throughout Chicago’s South and West sides.

We provide Advisory Services for school districts across the country. And recently, we were recognized as a key element of Chicago’s learning gains over the last decade.

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Our innovation framework

Create highly-effective teachers and leaders

We develop, place, and advance high-quality teachers and future leaders by providing targeted and scaffold-ed pathways

Transform school climate and culture

We ensure previously underperforming schools are safe, supportive, and diverse learning environments that enable each child to thrive academically and socially

Support the “whole child”

We build and sustain Pre-K through 12 academic, social-emotional, and extracurricular supports to enrich all aspects of student learning.

Lead with data

We implement, nurture, and refine the data systems and culture to enhance how we serve our students.

Manage for continuous improvement

We evolve the leadership structure and relationships necessary to help the underserved populations succeed within large urban school systems

AUSL innovates

Thought leadership collection featuring our best and next practices illustrating how and why we do what we do.

About AUSL

Meet our staff, hear our mission, and learn about our history.

Our Partners

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

Careers

Start making an impact and apply today. Browse open staff positions within the AUSL organization.

Event Calendar

See events from AUSL's three service lines.

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.

Inquire

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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

Read more about AUSL and CTR events.

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

Chat with a consultant to learn more.

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.