Mayor Emanuel and the City of Chicago have made a firm commitment to providing children across the city with access to high-quality education, from early learning programs all the way up through college. Since taking office, Mayor Emanuel has invested over $45 million into expanding early childhood programs and building quality, access, and transparency throughout the city. Launched in 2012, the Early Learning Portal ensuring that parents have access to the information they need to make the choices that are best for their children and families.
Chicago Public Schools works to ensure that every student in every community has access to a high quality education that prepares them for success in college and career.
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is dedicated to supporting a continuum of coordinated services to enhance the lives of Chicago residents, particularly those most in need, from birth through the senior years.
The Smart Chicago Collaborative is a civic organization devoted to using technology to make lives better in Chicago. We work to apply the transformative power of technology to solve problems for the people of Chicago.