The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The Chicago Public Schools provides its students and their families with high quality instruction, outstanding academic programs, and comprehensive student development support to prepare them for the challenges of the world of tomorrow.

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Centennial Activities

Bold Plans Big Dreams Education Initiative

Burnham Plan Centennial Committee

The Burnham Plan Centennial Committee, with the generous support of the Polk Bros. Foundation, is collaborating with the DePaul Center for Urban Education and Chicago Public Schools to transform the way children learn about their communities, enrich their understanding of the region and engage a new generation in planning for our future. [MORE]

Bold Plans Big Dreams Demonstration Schools

Burnham Plan Centennial Committee

Recognizing an exceptional commitment to make “Chicago progress” central to the Chicago Public Schools’ literacy, social sciences, and social emotional learning curriculum, 32 Chicago Public Schools were competitively selected to participate in a year-long Bold Plans. Big Dreams. Demonstration Schools program that will benefit their students and schools, and serve as models for others throughout the city and region.

Demonstration School Benefits [MORE]

VOISE Academy School Wide Project

Chicago Public Schools

This school-wide project will involve the history of the Burnham Plan and how it has affected Chicago: including growth, architecture and tourism. It will also examine how hosting the Olympics will bring changes to Chicago. (School Year 2008-2009) [MORE]


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