Illinois State Board of Education Student Advisory Council

The Illinois State Board of Education Student Advisory Council, or ISBE SAC, is a group of 16 high school students from across the state to bring student concerns to the attention of the State Board of Education. The ISBE SAC was established in 1975. The ISBE SAC is meant to be a diverse group of students […]

Chicago Youth United

Chicago Youth United was a coalition of youth organizations in Chicago, Illinois, started in the 1990s. It worked to change school policies and fight for resources for students across the city. School security, dropout rates, school funding, school closures and racism in education were top concerns. Related Links More info about this group is not […]

Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform

The Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform was a national network of school reformers based in Chicago, Illinois. They supported efforts to create high-quality schools that ensure educational success for all urban young people, including student organizing and meaningful student involvement. More Info More info on this organization is not available at this time. Please […]

Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools

Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools,or CSOSOS, is a student-led group organizing to make sure that all people have an equal access to quality public education by organizing the youth of Chicago. CSOSOS’s work includes: Fighting for an elected school board in CPS Investment in the success of neighborhood schools, including putting back our TIF money […]

Voices of Youth in Chicago Education

Voices of Youth in Chicago Education, or VOYCE, is a youth organizing collaborative for education and racial justice led by students of color from community organizations across the city of Chicago. VOYCE works to increase Chicago’s graduation rate by using youth-driven research and organizing to advance district-level policies that support student achievement. VOYCE’s work is driven by […]