Partners

WITS works with corporate, university and community partners to build critical literacy skills and develop positive self-identity among elementary grade students in Chicago Public Schools.

If you are a CPS school interested in WITS programming please contact Ellen Werner, Program Director, at ellen@witschicago.org.

If you are with a corporate, university, or community group interested in a volunteer program please contact Alex Michel, Corporate Partnerships & Events Manager, at alexandra@witschicago.org

  • @ properties
    @ properties

    28 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from @ Properties give literacy support to 15 students from Manierre Elementary School. WITS partner since 2016.


    WITS Associates Board:

    • President, Jeremy Netzel


    www.atproperties.com

  • Aon
    Aon

    35 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from AON give literacy support to 19 students from Benjamin E. Mays Academy. WITS partner since 2009.


    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Jesus Gonzalez, Chief of Staff, Aon Risk Solutions


    Highlights from the WITS blog:


    www.aon.com

  • Associated Bank
    Associated Bank

    8 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Associated Bank give literacy support to 4 students from Jose De Diego Community Elementary. WITS partner since 2012.


    WITS Board of Directors

    • Craig Thessin, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking

    www.associatedbank.com

  • Axiom
    Axiom

    22 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Axiom give literacy support to 10 students from Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School. WITS partner since 2015.


    www.axiomlaw.com

  • Baird
    Baird

    24 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Baird give literacy support to 10 students from John A. Walsh Math and Science Academy. WITS partner since 2005.

     

    Highlights from the WITS blog:

    www.rwbaird.com

  • Bank of America
    Bank of America

    25 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Bank of America give literacy support to 12 students from John A. Walsh Math and Science Academy. WITS partner since 2001.

    www.bankofamerica.com

  • BBVA Compass
    BBVA Compass

    1 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from BBVA Compass give literacy support to 1 students from Edward Jenner Academy of the Arts. WITS partner since 2017.

    WITS Associates Board

    • Kelly Borneman


    www.bbvacompass.com

  • BMO Harris Bank
    BMO Harris Bank

    73 Mid-Day Mentoring and Workplace Mentoring volunteers from BMO Harris Bank give literacy support to 33 students from William Penn Elementary School & Lawndale Elementary Community Academy. WITS partner since 2007.

    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Cher Keck, Vice President and Managing Director, BMO Private Bank

    WITS Associates Board

    • Jamie Freeman
    • Austin Smit


    Highlights from the WITS blog:

     

    www.bmoharris.com

  • Boston Consulting Group
    Boston Consulting Group

    29 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Boston Consulting Group give literacy support to 10 students from Thomas Chalmers Specialty School. WITS partner since 2017.

    www.bcg.com

  • BP
    2017 Blackboard Affair Corporate Honoree
    BP
    2017 Blackboard Affair Corporate Honoree

    54 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from BP give literacy support to 29 students from Charles N. Holden Elementary School. WITS partner since 2012.


    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Carey Mendes, Regional Business Leader, IST


    Highlights from the WITS blog:


    www.bp.com

  • Brookdale Senior Living
    Brookdale Senior Living

    6 WITS Kindergarten volunteers from Brookdale Senior Living give literacy support to 24 students from John B. Drake Elementary School. WITS partner since 2012.

    www.brookdale.com

  • The Cambridge Group
    The Cambridge Group

    11 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from The Cambridge Group give literacy support to 6 students from Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy. WITS partner since 2011.

    www.thecambridgegroup.com

  • Cboe Global Markets
    WITS 2014 Corporate Honoree
    Cboe Global Markets
    WITS 2014 Corporate Honoree

    23 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from CBOE give literacy support to 18 students from John B. Drake Elementary School. WITS partner since 1999.

    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Edward Tilly, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


    Highlights from the WITS blog:

     

    www.cboe.com

  • CitiGroup
    CitiGroup

    21 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from CitiGroup give literacy support to 9 students from John A. Walsh Math and Science Academy. WITS partner since 2015.

    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Scott Lehman, Investment Banking Associate

    www.citigroup.com

  • Chicago Athletic Association hotel
    Chicago Athletic Association hotel

    14 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Chicago Athletic Association hotel give literacy support to 7 students from John B. Drake Elementary School. WITS partner since 2016.

    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Patrick Hatton, General Manager

    www.chicagoathletichotel.com

  • Chicago White Sox
    Chicago White Sox

    28 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Chicago White Sox give literacy support to 21 students from George B. McClellan School. WITS partner since 2009.

    WITS Associates Board:

    • Meg Heistand

    HIghlights from the WITS blog:

     

    www.mlb.com/whitesox

  • City of Chicago
    City of Chicago

    14 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from City of Chicago give literacy support to 9 students from Genevieve Melody School. WITS partner since 2011.

    www.cityofchicago.org

  • The Clare
    The Clare

    20 WITS Kindergarten volunteers from The Clare give literacy support to 67 students from George B. McClellan School and Charles N. Holden Elementary. WITS partner since 2016.

    www.theclare.com

  • CME Group
    CME Group

    68 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from CME Group give literacy support to 28 students from Washington Irving Elementary. WITS partner since 2013.

     

    Highlights from the WITS blog:

     

    www.cmegroup.com

  • Credit Suisse
    Credit Suisse

    21 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Credit Suisse give literacy support to 10 students from Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy. WITS partner since 2000.

    WITS Associates Board:

    • Marketing & Events Chair: Ryan Ruggaard

    www.credit-suisse.com

  • Deloitte
    Deloitte

    27 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Deloitte give literacy support to 14 students from Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic Center Elementary School. WITS partner since 2002.

    WITS Board of Directors

    • Past President: Ron Sonenthal, Chief Operating Officer, Deloitte Tax, LLP

    Highlights from the WITS blog:

     

    www.deloitte.com

  • Depaul University
    Depaul University

    24 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from DePaul University give literacy support to 22 students from Edward Everett Elementary School & LEARN Hunter Perkins Charter. WITS partner since 2012.

    www.depaul.edu

  • DLA Piper
    DLA Piper

    20 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from DLA Piper give literacy support to 10 students from James Otis Elementary School. WITS partner since 2013.

    www.dlapiper.com

  • Drinker Biddle
    Drinker Biddle

    30 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Drinker Biddle give literacy support to 15 students from Jose De Diego Community Elementary. WITS partner since 2013.

     

    Highlights from the WITS blog:

     

    www.drinkerbiddle.com

  • Exelon
    WITS 2015 Corporate Honoree
    Exelon
    WITS 2015 Corporate Honoree

    63 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Exelon give literacy support to 35 students from Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Center Elementary School. WITS partner since 2012.


    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Amy Best, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer


    Highlights from the WITS blog:


    www.exeloncorp.com

  • Expedia Group
    Expedia Group

    6 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Expedia give literacy support to 3 students from Jose De Diego Community Elementary. WITS partner since 2012.

    www.expedia.com

  • Factset
    Factset

    32 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from FactSet give literacy support to 13 students from Brentano Math and Science Academy. WITS partner since 2014.

    WITS Associates Board

    • Janet Post

    www.factset.com

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    37 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago give literacy support to 15 students from Fairfield Elementary Academy. WITS partner since 2010.


    WITS Associates Board:

    • Lauren Fredricks


    Highlights from the WITS Blog:

     

    www.chicagofed.org

  • FINRA
    FINRA

    1 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from FINRA give literacy support to 1 students from John B. Drake Elementary School. WITS partner since .

    www.finra.org

  • GCM Grosvenor
    2016 Blackboard Affair Corporate Honoree
    GCM Grosvenor
    2016 Blackboard Affair Corporate Honoree

    50 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from GCM Grosvenor give literacy support to 25 students from John W. Cook Elementary School. WITS partner since 2010.


    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Lisa Kastigar, Director of Business Development
    • Thru Shivakumar, Vice President, Civic Engagement & Strategy


    WITS Associates Board:

    • Brienne Einstein


    Highlights from the WITS blog:

     

    www.gcmgrosvenor.com

  • Groupon
    Groupon

    6 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Groupon give literacy support to 3 students from Edward Jenner Academy of the Arts. WITS partner since 2015.


    WITS Board of Directors

    • Secretary: Lauren Rocklin, Senior Director of Sales Strategy & Operations

    www.groupon.com

  • HDR, Inc.
    HDR, Inc.

    5 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from HDR, Inc. give literacy support to 3 students from Edward Jenner Academy of the Arts. WITS partner since 2007.

    www.hdrinc.com

  • IMC
    IMC

    1 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from IMC give literacy support to 1 students from John B. Drake Elementary School. WITS partner since 2017.

    www.imc.com

  • Jenner & Block
    Jenner & Block

    22 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Jenner & Block give literacy support to 11 students from Fairfield Elementary Academy. WITS partner since 2009.


    WITS Associates Board:

    • Laura Norris

    www.jenner.com

  • Jewish United Fund
    Jewish United Fund

    32 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Jewish United Fund give literacy support to 23 students from Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Center Elementary School. WITS partner since 2012.

    www.juf.org

  • The John Buck Company
    The John Buck Company

    4 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from The John Buck Company give literacy support to 3 students from Jose De Diego Community Elementary. WITS partner since 2013.


    WITS Associates Board:

    • Kirsty Collins
    • Will Press

    www.tjbc.com

  • Jones Day
    Jones Day

    25 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Jones Day give literacy support to 13 students from Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School. WITS partner since 2008.


    WITS Board of Directors:

    • President: Jeremy Cole, Partner

    www.jonesday.com

  • K & L Gate
    K & L Gate

    15 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from K&L Gates give literacy support to 6 students from John B. Drake Elementary School. WITS partner since 2012.

    www.klgates.com

  • Kirkland & Ellis
    Kirkland & Ellis

    13 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Kirkland and Ellis give literacy support to 5 students from Manierre Elementary School. WITS partner since 2001.

    www.kirkland.com

  • Land & Sea Dept.
    Land & Sea Dept.

    10 WITS Kindergarten volunteers from Land & Sea Dept. give literacy support to 32 students from Sharon Christa McAuliffe Elementary School. WITS partner since 2017.

    www.landandseadept.com

  • Lazard
    Lazard

    12 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Lazard give literacy support to 6 students from John B. Drake Elementary School. WITS partner since 2014.


    WITS Associates Board:

    • Alex Acker

    www.lazard.com

  • McDermott Will & Emery
    McDermott Will & Emery

    40 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from McDermott Will & Emery give literacy support to 18 students from William H. Brown Elementary School. WITS partner since 2002.

     

    Highlights from the WITS blog:

     

    www.mwe.com

  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

    30 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Metropolitan Water Reclamation District give literacy support to 15 students from Manierre Elementary School. WITS partner since 2003.

    www.mwrd.org

  • Morgan Stanley
    Morgan Stanley

    53 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Morgan Stanley give literacy support to 27 students from Talcott Fine Arts Academy & George B. McClellan School. WITS partner since 2001.

     

    Highlights from the WITS blog:

    www.morganstanley.com

  • National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)
    National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)

    4 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) give literacy support to 2 students from John A. Walsh Math and Science Academy. WITS partner since 2014.

    www.qualitycharters.org

  • North Park University
    North Park University

    10 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from North Park University give literacy support to 10 students from William G. Hibbard Elementary School. WITS partner since 2006.

    www.northpark.edu

  • Northern Trust
    Northern Trust

    33 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Northern Trust give literacy support to 16 students from Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School. WITS partner since 2002.


    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Past President: Carl Tannenbaum, Chief Economist

    Highlights from the WITS blog:

     

    www.northerntrust.com

  • Northwestern Mutual
    Northwestern Mutual

    6 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Northwestern Mutual give literacy support to 2 students from Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy. WITS partner since 2007.

    www.northwesternmutual.com

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
    Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

    48 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Northwestern Law School give literacy support to 44 students from Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy. WITS partner since 2004.

    www.law.northwestern.edu

  • Peak 6
    Peak 6

    4 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from PEAK6 give literacy support to 2 students from John B. Drake Elementary School. WITS partner since 2010.

    www.peak6.com

  • Pepper Construction
    Pepper Construction

    18 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Pepper Construction give literacy support to 14 students from Genevieve Melody School. WITS partner since 2016.

     

  • PepsiCo
    PepsiCo

    15 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from PepsiCo give literacy support to 9 students from Genevieve Melody School. WITS partner since 2010.

    www.pepsico.com

  • PPM America
    PPM America

    28 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from PPM America give literacy support to 13 students from Edward Jenner Academy of the Arts. WITS partner since 2017.

    www.ppmamerica.com

  • Queen of All Saints
    Queen of All Saints

    24 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from Queen of all Saints give literacy support to 25 students from Haugan Elementary School. WITS partner since 2002.

    www.qasparish.org

  • Revolution Brewery
    Revolution Brewery
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  • Roosevelt University
    Roosevelt University

    16 WITS On Campus volunteers from Roosevelt University give literacy support to 16 students from Charles S. Brownell Elementary. WITS partner since 2012.

    www.roosevelt.edu

  • Segall Bryant & Hamill
    Segall Bryant & Hamill

    16 Workplace Mentoring volunteers from Segall, Bryant & Hamill give literacy support to 5 students from Sharon Christa McAuliffe Elementary School. WITS partner since 2005.

     

    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Chairman: Phil Hildebrandt, Chief Executive Officer
    • Vice President: Carolyn Goldhaber, Chief Financial Officer

     

    Highlights from the WITS blog:

     

    www.sbhic.com

  • UBS
    UBS

    7 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from UBS give literacy support to 4 students from Jose De Diego Community Elementary. WITS partner since 2007.

    www.ubs.com

  • University of Chicago
    University of Chicago

    31 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from University of Chicago Press give literacy support to 17 students from Andrew Carnegie Elementary. WITS partner since 2012.

    www.press.uchicago.edu

  • US Bank
    US Bank

    22 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from US Bank give literacy support to 7 students from John A. Walsh Math and Science Academy. WITS partner since 2012.

    www.usbank.com

  • William Blair
    William Blair

    WITS Board of Directors:

    • Stephanie Braming, Global Head of Investment Management
  • World Business Chicago
    World Business Chicago

    4 Mid-Day Mentoring volunteers from World Business Chicago give literacy support to 2 students from Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School. WITS partner since 2014.

    www.worldbusinesschicago.com

  • Acero - Brighton Park
    Acero - Brighton Park

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Brighton Park community.

  • Phillip D. Armour Elementary School
    Phillip D. Armour Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the  Bridgeport community.

  • Robert A. Black Magnet School
    Robert A. Black Magnet School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Calumet Heights community.

  • Daniel Boone Elementary School
    Daniel Boone Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the West Ridge community.

  • Lorenz Brentano Math and Science Academy
    Lorenz Brentano Math and Science Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • Classroom Reading Tutors
    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Logan Square community.

  • Orville T. Bright Elementary School
    Orville T. Bright Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the South Deering community.

  • William H. Brown Elementary School
    William H. Brown Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with McDermott Will & Emery

    Located in the Near West Side community.

  • Charles S. Brownell Elementary School
    Charles S. Brownell Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • WITS on Campus with Roosevelt University

    Located in the Park Manor community.

  • Augustus Burley Elementary School
    Augustus Burley Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Lakeview community.

  • Daniel R. Cameron Elementary School
    Daniel R. Cameron Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Humboldt Park community.

  • Andrew Carnegie Elementary School
    Andrew Carnegie Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with University of Chicago Press
    • WITS Kindergarten

    Located in the Woodlawn neighborhood

  • Rachel Carson Elementary School
    Rachel Carson Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Gage Park community.

  • Pablo Casals School of Excellence
    Pablo Casals School of Excellence

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Humboldt Park community.

  • Rosario Castellanos Elementary School
    Rosario Castellanos Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Little Village community.

  • Thomas Chalmers Specialty School
    Thomas Chalmers Specialty School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award
    • Workplace Mentoring with Boston Consulting Group 

    Located in the North Lawndale community.

  • Eliza Chappell Elementary School
    Eliza Chappell Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Lincoln Square community.

  • Salmon P. Chase Elementary School
    Salmon P. Chase Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Palmer Square community.

  • Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic Center Elementary School
    Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic Center Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award
    • Workplace Mentoring with Deloitte

    Located in the Back of the Yards community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Christopher Columbus Elementary School
    Christopher Columbus Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Ukrainian Village community.

  • John W. Cook Elementary School
    John W. Cook Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Workplace Mentoring with GCM Grosvenor

    Located in the Auburn Gresham community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Daniel J. Corkery Elementary School
    Daniel J. Corkery Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Classroom Reading Tutors

    Located in the Little Village community.

  • Charles R. Darwin Elementary School
    Charles R. Darwin Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Palmer Square community.

  • Jose De Diego Elementary Community Academy
    Jose De Diego Elementary Community Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • Early Childhood Summer Program
    • Mid-Day Mentoring with Associated Bank, Expedia, The John Buck Company, and UBS
    • WITS Kindergarten
    • Workplace Mentoring with Drinker Biddle

    Located in the Wicker Park community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Oscar DePriest Elementary School
    Oscar DePriest Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the South Austin community.

  • Walt Disney Magnet School
    Walt Disney Magnet School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Buena Park community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • John B. Drake Elementary School
    John B. Drake Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Early Childhood Summer Program
    • Mid-Day Mentoring with The Chicago Athletic Association, K&L Gates, and Lazard
    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award
    • WITS Kindergarten with Brookdale Senior Living
    • Workplace Mentoring with CBOE, FINRA, H. Fischer Associates, IMC, and Peak6

    Located in the Bronzeville community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

    WITS Board of Directors

    Sydney Golliday, Principal

  • William E. B. Dubois Elementary School
    William E. B. Dubois Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Eden Green community.

  • Christian Ebinger Elementary School
    Christian Ebinger Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Edison Park community.

  • Edison Park Elementary School
    Edison Park Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Norwood Park West community.

  • Edward Everett Elementary School
    Edward Everett Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • WITS on Campus with DePaul University

    Located in the McKinley Park community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Fairfield Elementary Academy
    Fairfield Elementary Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with Jenner & Block
    • Workplace Mentoring with The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    Located in the Gage Park community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Foster Park Elementary School
    Foster Park Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Auburn Gresham community.

  • Horace Greeley Elementary School
    Horace Greeley Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Lakeview community.

  • Robert L. Grimes Elementary School
    Robert L. Grimes Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Clearing community.

  • Nathan Hale Elementary School
    Nathan Hale Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Clearing West community.

  • Bret Harte Elementary School
    Bret Harte Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the East Hyde Park community.

  • Helge A. Haugan Elementary School
    Helge A. Haugan Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with Queen of All Saints
    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award
    • WITS Kindergarten

    Located in the Albany Park community.

  • Thomas A. Hendricks Elementary Community Academy
    Thomas A. Hendricks Elementary Community Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Fuller Park community.

  • William G. Hibbard Elementary School
    William G. Hibbard Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Classroom Reading Tutors
    • Mid-Day Mentoring with North Park University
    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award
    • WITS Kindergarten

    Located in the Albany Park community.

  • Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School
    Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Norwood Park community.

  • Charles N. Holden Elementary School
    Charles N. Holden Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Early Childhood Summer Program
    • WITS Kindergarten with The Clare
    • Workplace Mentoring with BP

    Located in the Bridgeport community.

    Highlights from the WITS blog

  • Inter-American Magnet School
    Inter-American Magnet School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Lakeview community.

  • Friedrich L. Jahn Elementary of the Fine Arts
    Friedrich L. Jahn Elementary of the Fine Arts

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the West Lakeview community.

  • Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy
    Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Lawndale community.

  • Jordan Elementary Community School
    Jordan Elementary Community School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Rogers Park community.

  • Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
    Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Rogers Park community.

  • LEARN Hunter Perkins Charter
    LEARN Hunter Perkins Charter

    WITS Programs:

    • Workplace Mentoring with William Blair

    Located in the Ashburn community.

  • Lawndale Elementary Community Academy
    Lawndale Elementary Community Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • Workplace Mentoring with BMO Harris and Chapman & Cutler

    Located in the North Lawndale community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • James Russell Lowell Elementary School
    James Russell Lowell Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Humboldt Park community.

  • Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Center
    Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Center

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with Jewish United Fund
    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award
    • WITS Kindergarten
    • WITS on the Weekend
    • Workplace Mentoring with Exelon

    Located in the Wicker Park/Goose Island community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • George Manierre Elementary School
    George Manierre Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Early Childhood Summer Program
    • Mid-Day Mentoring with @ Properties, Kirkland & Ellis, and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
    • WITS Kindergarten

    Located in the Old Town community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Marquette School of Excellence
    Marquette School of Excellence

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Marquette Park community.

  • Oscar F. Mayer Elementary School
    Oscar F. Mayer Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Sheffield Neighbors community.

  • Benjamin E. Mays Academy
    Benjamin E. Mays Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with Aon
    • Workplace Mentoring with BlackRock

    Located in the Englewood community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Sharon Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
    Sharon Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Early Childhood Summer Program
    • WITS Kindergarten with Land & Sea Dept.
    • Mid-Day Mentoring with Revolution Brewing
    • Workplace Mentoring with Segall Bryant & Hamill

    Located in the Hermosa community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • George B. McClellan Elementary School
    George B. McClellan Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with The Chicago White Sox
    • WITS Kindergarten with The Clare
    • Workplace Mentoring with Morgan Stanley

    Located in the Bridgeport community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • John T. McCutcheon Elementary School
    John T. McCutcheon Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Uptown community.

  • Genevieve Melody Elementary School
    Genevieve Melody Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with City of Chicago and PepsiCo
    • WITS Kindergarten
    • Workplace Mentoring with Pepper Construction

    Located in the Garfield Park community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Ellen Mitchell Elementary School
    Ellen Mitchell Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Smith Park community.

  • Mount Vernon Elementary School
    Mount Vernon Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Classroom Reading Tutors

    Located in the Washington Heights community.

  • Moving Everest Charter School
    Moving Everest Charter School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Austin community.

  • New Field Primary School
    New Field Primary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Rogers Park community.

  • Florence Nightingale Elementary School
    Florence Nightingale Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Gage Park community.

  • Luke O'Toole Elementary School
    Luke O'Toole Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the West Englewood community.

  • Ogden International School of Chicago - East Campus
    Ogden International School of Chicago - East Campus

    WITS Programs:

    • Classroom Reading Tutors
    • Mid-Day Mentoring with BBVA Compass, HDR, and PPM America
    • WITS Kindergarten

    Located in the Cabrini Green community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Orozco Fine Arts & Sciences Elementary School
    Orozco Fine Arts & Sciences Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Heart of Chicago community.

  • Josefa Ortiz De Dominguez Elementary School
    Josefa Ortiz De Dominguez Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the South Lawndale community.

  • James Otis Elementary School
    James Otis Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Workplace Mentoring with DLA Piper

    Located in the Noble Square/West Town community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Ferdinand Peck Elementary School
    Ferdinand Peck Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the West Elsdon community.

  • Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School
    Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Classroom Reading Tutors

    Located in the West Edgewater community.

  • William Penn Elementary School
    William Penn Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with KPMG
    • WITS on the Weekend

    Located in the North Lawndale community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Manuel Perez Elementary School
    Manuel Perez Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with Axiom, Northern Trust, and World Business Chicago
    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award
    • WITS Kindergarten
    • Workplace Mentoring with Jones Day 

    Located in the Lower West Side community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School
    Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the North Park community.

  • Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy
    Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Belmont Cragin community.

  • Pulaski International School of Chicago
    Pulaski International School of Chicago

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Bucktown community.

  • Ravenswood Elementary School
    Ravenswood Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Southeast Ravenswood community.

  • Martha M. Ruggles Elementary School
    Martha M. Ruggles Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • WITS Kindergarten

    Located in the Chatham community.

  • Ruben Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center
    Ruben Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Near North Side community.

  • Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy
    Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Little Village community.

  • Sidney Sawyer Elementary School
    Sidney Sawyer Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Gage Park community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Harriet E. Sayre Elementary Language Academy
    Harriet E. Sayre Elementary Language Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Galewood community.

  • Franz Peter Schubert Elementary School
    Franz Peter Schubert Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Craigin community.

  • STEM Magnet Elementary School
    STEM Magnet Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the UIC/Illinois Medical District community.

  • Elizabeth H. Sutherland Elementary School
    Elizabeth H. Sutherland Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Beverly community.

  • George B. Swift Elementary Specialty School
    George B. Swift Elementary Specialty School

    WITS Programs:

    • Classroom Reading Tutors

    Located in the Edgewater community.

  • Mancel Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy
    Mancel Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • Classroom Reading Tutors
    • Early Childhood Summer Program
    • Mid-Day Mentoring with Northwestern Law School
    • WITS Kindergarten
    • Workplace Mentoring with Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Northwestern Mutual, and the Cambridge Group

    Located in the West Town community.

    Features from the WITS Blog

    WITS Board of Directors

    Dr. Olimpia Bahena, Principal

  • Enrico Tonti Elementary School
    Enrico Tonti Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Gage Park community.

  • Mark Twain Elementary School
    Mark Twain Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the Garfield Ridge community.

  • John A. Walsh Math and Science Academy
    John A. Walsh Math and Science Academy

    WITS Programs:

    • Mid-Day Mentoring with Bank of America, Groupon, National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NASCA), and US Bank
    • WITS Kindergarten
    • WITS on the Weekend
    • Workplace Mentoring with Baird and CitiGroup

    Located in the Pilsen community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • Washington Irving Elementary School
    Washington Irving Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • Workplace Mentoring with CME Group

    Located in the Illinois Medical District community.

    Highlights from the WITS Blog

  • John Whistler Elementary School
    John Whistler Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the West Pullman community.

  • Emiliano Zapata Elementary School
    Emiliano Zapata Elementary School

    WITS Programs:

    • The Rochelle Lee Teacher Award

    Located in the South Lawndale community.

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