BOARD OF DIRECTORS


WITS Leadership

WITS Board of Directors donate their expertise and valuable time to grow the mission of WITS through strategic oversight and impassioned leadership.


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TEAM





Mission delivery

WITS strives to engage our community of volunteers and partners every day in serving our students and teachers. We are motivated by the people and communities we work with to empower our youth to be lifelong readers.


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ASSOCIATES BOARD


Cultivating leaders

The Associates Board is a group of young professionals who are dedicated to both volunteering and leadership within WITS. Associate Board members support the strategic direction and mission of WITS through various fundraising activities and engagement with corporate and community sponsors.

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FOUNDERS




Three women started a movement

Twenty five years ago, three Chicago change agents created two programs, now combined into one organization to empower students as readers.

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OUTCOMES





Results matter

WITS aims to share all evaluations and outcomes. This provides school partners with the data needed to identify how WITS can best serve their students, as well as providing insight to investors on the impact of their support.

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SCHOOL PARTNERS

A neighborhood approach

Our school partners represent 46 Chicago neighborhoods. WITS delivers thousands of hours of professional development for teachers and volunteer mentorship to students in 92 elementary schools – making us the largest provider of literacy programming in Chicago Public Schools.

schools we serve



PROGRAM PARTNERS





Building bridges

WITS offers a unique model for partner corporations to engage in Chicago Public Schools. Our Workplace Mentoring and Mid-Day Mentoring programs build bridges between The Loop and the neighborhoods that make Chicago unique. Today, WITS is the largest activator of year-long corporate volunteer programming in Chicago Public Schools.

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