Supplies for Dreams is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the educational experience for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students. We believe that all CPS students deserve a realistic opportunity to achieve their dreams in life. Learn more about the CPS, our programs and how you can help improve lives.
Supplies for Dreams’ Third Annual Inspiration Gala was a huge success this past Friday evening. The theme was “Change the Course,” and we certainly made progress toward that goal by raising an impressive $11,765 through ticket sales, donations and the silent auction. Guests enjoyed the reception at the Guild Lounge, getting the chance to hear and see first-hand how they are helping CPS schools as principals from our partner schools spoke at the event. The night even included a special performance by an eighth-grader at one of our partner schools! A huge thank you to everyone who came out to the event, and for those of you who missed it, check out this video that premiered at the gala!
The Award-a-Field Trip program is excited to announce its new partnership with the Chicago History Museum. This weekend the program successfully hosted its first field trip with a group of 45 enthusiastic and excited Chicago Public Schools elementary students.
After touring the entire museum one student asked, “We don’t have to leave yet, do we?” Executive Director Nicole Bronnimann called the launch, “a great day for our students because it expands their opportunities and perspective.”
The Chicago History Museum marks the third field trip location associated with AAFT.
NU physics professor Arthur Schmidt conducts an experiment for Manuel Perez students during Mock School Day!
Supplies for Dreams aims to help Chicago Public Schools students succeed in school — ultimately, to graduate from a college or university. What better way to get them motivated than a trip to Northwestern?
The Northwestern University chapter of SFD brought in 30 sixth graders from Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School on Saturday, giving them a taste of college life. Physics professor Arthur Schmidt showed the enthusiastic kids how fun and interactive science can be.
Northwestern performing groups also gave CPS students an idea of what goes on outside of the classroom. Theater group Purple Crayon Players performed their most recent show, “Mother Hicks,” while the a cappella group Purple Haze sang for the kids.
Curious about how many students we served last year? Or about what Supplies for Dreams has in store for 2013? Then check out our annual report! We are proud to introduce our Web version in addition to our traditional PDF version — to add another level of understanding of what’s been going on in the organization. As we continue to grow, we want to showcase our accomplishments and inform you every step of the way.