Growth + Impact

Our Impact Footprint

Today, we directly serve nearly 100 students across Chicago. This includes 72 4th-8th graders at Lawndale Community Academy, and 22 4th graders at Richard Yates Elementary School in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, where Pitch In launched in Fall 2018.

To prepare for expansion to Yates, our second site, our team worked hand-in-hand with the community throughout Summer 2018, building and equipping the Pitch In Resource Room with Rosemary Wormley of Ash Interiors, who generously donated her time and talent to design an innovative Pitch In classroom space and plant a beautiful “secret garden” for the school. Pitch in also had the opportunity to collaborate with Humboldt park resident and renowned artist Antonio Beniquez to create a one-of-a-kind mural within the secret garden, Pitch In’s gift to the broader community

Looking ahead, we are charting an inspiring, strategic path toward serving ten Chicago school communities by 2022. We will continue to serve the North Lawndale and Humboldt Park neighborhoods, and aspire to grow to Austin and Englewood in the years ahead.

Current Pitch In Sites


During the 2018-2019 school year, Pitch In is proudly serving the following school communities:

We identify new potential school partnerships within our target neighborhoods (Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park, and North Lawndale) each spring, in preparation to launch Pitch In the following fall. If you are interested in bringing Pitch In to your school, or know someone who is, please contact us.



The Wood Family Foundation relies on the exceptional generosity of numerous individuals, companies, and foundations to fuel the success and growth of our work across Chicago. We are 100% philanthropically funded; if you, your company, or someone you know is interested in joining our circle of givers, please contact us, or simply donate now!