The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is an equity-focused education non-profit.

Through our Chicago Teacher Residency, and Advisory Services team, we leverage two decades of success to improve the quality of education in under invested communities.

Our results

AUSL infused $100 million in teacher training and school enhancements (capital improvements, coaching, principal development, Pre-K, and student supports) and saw real increases in the percentage of 8th-grade students at or above grade level in reading and math in its network schools.

Annual Report

Understand the progress we made in teacher training, through our Advisory Services, and stewardship of our network of schools.

Our results

AUSL infused $100 million in teacher training and school enhancements (capital improvements, coaching, principal development, Pre-K, and student supports) and saw real increases in the percentage of 8th-grade students at or above grade level in reading and math in its network schools.

Annual Report

Understand the progress we made in teacher training, through our Advisory Services, and stewardship of our network of schools.

Who we are

Our nationally-recognized Teacher Residency program develops and trains diverse teachers with skills to meet the needs of students in under-resourced communities.

Who we are

Our nationally-recognized Teacher Residency program develops and trains diverse teachers with skills to meet the needs of students in under-resourced communities.

Our Results

Steady, positive improvements in academic achievement, student engagement, and parent satisfaction are hallmarks of all AUSL-managed CPS schools

14,760

Black, Latino, and low-income students served from the highest risk communities in Chicago

97%

Students accepted into college

94%

Freshman are on track

96%

Average attendance rate

56%

Reductions in suspensions

1,155

Teachers trained through the Chicago Teacher Residency

Our Schools

Collins Academy High School
LaKenya Sanders-Sharpe, Principal
The Chicago Academy High School
Ryan Leonard, Principal
National Teachers Academy
Tenka Brooks, Principal
Orr Academy High School
Dr. Shanele Andrews, Principal
The Chicago Academy Elementary School
Joyce Pae, Principal
Wendell Phillips Academy High School
Virag Nanavati, Principal

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

Fill out our inquiry form to get any answers to your questions.

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

Learn more about AUSL.

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.