For two decades, BPI has sought to improve the quality of public education for Chicago children, particularly those living in low- and very-low-income communities. Over the years, our work has run the gamut from waging a constitutional challenge to fix Illinois’ unfair school funding system, to sponsoring forums for educational leaders and policy makers, to facilitating joint planning and cooperation between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Housing Authority, to partnering with schools and community stakeholders in high-poverty neighborhoods.
Today, work centers around the Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Initiative, which BPI launched in 2012. This partnership of more than two dozen organizations focuses on building a comprehensive system to support children from birth to age eight and their families in the Altgeld-Riverdale community, home to CHA’s largest traditional public housing development.
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