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The 2014 One Fund Winners have been announced!

This year, Emerald City will serve over 6,300 low-income CPS Students with One Fund programming.

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2014 One Fund Winners

Winning SchoolPrincipalApplicantArts Liasion
BeethovenShirrie Tilisa JacksonEthel SouthernEthel Southern
CameronStephen HardenKaren LoveAdam Lewis
Carroll-RosenwaldAdell BrockKelly McCollomKelly McCollom
CICS - Loomis PrimaryLindsey GirardStephanie PiperStephanie Piper
ClaremontRebecca StinsonCheryl AndersonCheryl Anderson
Crown AcademyLee M. JacksonMartha WilliamsMari Rice
Dewey School of ExcellenceCleophas RodgersAngelica KamyszAngelica Kamysz
EdwardsJudith Marie SauriDiana BetoutDiana Betout
GallistelKimberly NelsonGayle SchifferlLorie Soso
HainesGinger LumpkinKelly Hawkins SmithKelly Hawkins Smith
HamlineTaina Velazquez-DroverLeah StephensLeah Stephens
HendersonMarvis Jackson-IvyBayyinah Ali
JungmanSuzanne Mazenis-LuzziCynthia ValencianaJeanne Rivera
McAuliffeRyan BelvilleSuzanne SantosSuzanne Santos
MortonPeggie Burnett-WiseDeirdre GarciaJon Hearon
NixonGerald ByersIsaly AcevedoFelipe Velazquez
Thorp, J.N.Vikki StokesZipporah GwinBrittanie Wine
WestcottMonique DockeryStephanie MistrettaStephanie Mistretta
WhittierAntonio AcevedoAllison Manasse
WoodsonTamara LittlejohnKrista AdamsCorby Steinbraker

2014 One Fund Residency Winner

Winning SchoolPrincipalApplicantArts Liasion
LorcaJuly CyrwusBritnee Mosher &
Carmen Mojica
Melinda Prater

Help Emerald City reach low-income Chicago early learners.


Did You Know?

In middle-income neighborhoods, on average, there are 13 books for each child.

In low-income neighborhoods, there is only one book for every 300 children.

How The One Fund Helps

Designed to address this literacy crisis by inspiring early learners through play AND reading, The One Fund supports Emerald City programs that bring a free play and a free book to qualifying low-income CPS students.

Imagine the power of a free performance like Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat for students. Then imagine giving each of those children a new book to take home. For many, that will be the first book they own. In the One Fund’s first two years, it has served 4,000 CPS students.

Every $10 donation to the One Fund delivers one play and one book to one child.

How You Can Help

Emerald City’s goal this year is to raise enough funds to serve 5,000 students in 2014. Corporate supporter KPMG will provide the books. Every $10 you donate supports one student. Please donate now.

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Past Success

Since its beginning in 2012, the One Fund has provided:

  • 3,051 students a free book and free performance at their school
  • 990 students a free book and free field trip performance to Apollo Theater
  • 4,041 Total students served as of Spring 2013