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The mission of the Big Shoulders Fund is to provide support to the Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. 100% of the funds raised by Big Shoulders are used for scholarships, special education programs, instructional equipment, much needed facility improvements, faculty support, and operating grants.
Big Shoulders Fund supported schools are seen as anchors in their communities and in the lives of the families they serve. It is our hope to provide the inner-city Catholic schools with the resources to prepare Chicago's young people, Catholic and Non-Catholic, for a productive future. The Big Shoulders Fund seeks to offer inner-city children and their parents the choice of a faith-based, value-centered education.
Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization
Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:00am to 1:30pm
Big Shoulders Fund
Fifth grade student representatives from 76 Catholic schools in Chicago will converge at St. Barbara's Elementary School as a culmination of a yearlong project. [MORE]
Exhibit : Tuesday, August 18, 2009 to Sunday, November 15, 2009
Loyola University Museum of Art
The Big Shoulders Fund provides support to the Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago through scholarships, special education programs, instructional equipment, much needed facility imrpovements, faculty support and operating grants. Seventy-seven schools were each designated a separate Chicago neighborhood to study throughout this Centennial year. Fifth-grade students researched and reported on the assigned neighborhood, highlighting the past history, current situation and vision for the future of the assigned neighborhood. [MORE]
Big Shoulders Fund
The school-wide project will involve 1,634 fifth grade students representing each of the seventy-six Big Shoulders Fund elementary schools Reflecting the fact that