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Help Us Mitigate Pandemic Learning Loss

Donate today to ensure that every student starts this fall with the skills they need to succeed in school

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$400 towards $1,500

For many students, learning virtually during the pandemic has been incredibly challenging. Erie Elementary Charter School needs your help sponsoring students in our Summer Academic Recovery Program.

Through my design consulting work with Erie Elementary, I've seen firsthand how dedicated Erie's staff is to supporting students and parents, especially during the pandemic. Erie's Development Director, Jaclyn Fierro, worked tirelessly last year to provide every student with a Chromebook to make distance-learning possible, and the staff implemented systems to coordinate in-person learning support pods on campus this semester.

Even so, some students need additional support to ensure that they don't fall behind over the summer. Erie Elementary's 4-week Summer Academic Recovery program will provide intense, targeted intervention strategies in math and literacy for 150 students. $300 sponsors one student – I'm crowdfunding for a pod of 5 students to attend Erie's summer program. Together, we can ensure that every student starts this fall with the skills they need to succeed in school. Donate today!

— Grace Lihn, Design Consultant, crowdfunding for Erie Elementary

Our goal is to reach $40,000 – click to see our progress!

Learn more about Erie Elementary

Want to see equitable education in action? Join us at The Erie Connection on May 19 to learn more about how Erie Elementary's curriculum equips students with critical social-emotional skills and builds habits for lifelong learning.

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Erie Elementary Charter School is a K-8 non-profit public charter school open to all and serving the Chicago Northwest community. We envision empowered students that cultivate character, connect to culture, pursue education and contribute to their community in order to thrive in a diverse global society.

Erie fosters the habits of Heart, Mind and Work. We build Spanish proficiency and open doors to multicultural competence. Our responsive environment and engaging curriculum empower, educate and elevate students to confidently enter a path of higher education and participate in a diverse global society.

Get to know our story here.