Growth + Impact

Our Impact Footprint

Today, we directly serve nearly 225 students across Chicago. This includes 5th-9th graders at Lawndale Community Academy, 4th-7th graders at Richard Yates Elementary School, and 4th-6th graders at both Bernhard Moos Elementary School and Charles Sumner Math and Science Community Academy, in the North Lawndale and Humboldt Park communities.

To prepare for expansion to Moos and Sumner, our third and fourth site, our team worked hand-in-hand with the community throughout Summer 2019, 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 reinvigorate each school’s library. Pitch in also had the opportunity to collaborate with Humboldt park resident and renowned artist Antonio Beniquez and Lymelite Studio to create a one-of-a-kind mural within the Moos classroom. 

During Summer 2021, Pitch In partnered with Taylor Staten of TnS Architecture & Design firm to renovate and redesign our founding Pitch In Resource Room at Lawndale Community Academy. We also partnered with muralist John Vergara who collaborated with LCA students and created a one-of-a-kind mural in the classroom. 

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, Englewood, and Roseland in the years ahead.

Current Pitch In Sites

 

During the 2021-2022 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, North Lawndale, and Roseland) 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.

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!

 

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