Who We Are

Founded in 2004 as a part of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, New Schools for Chicago (NSC) set out to improve outcomes for all public school students by addressing the broader needs of the education ecosystem.  At the core of our work remains the belief that every child deserves access to a high-quality school in their neighborhood. A healthy, efficient ecosystem will allow great schools to thrive and allow us to realize our simple but ambitious goal of providing 50,000 additional high-quality seats to kids in Chicago by 2020.