The Future Fund, fomerly known as the Bus Campaign, is a fundraiser led by Urban Initiatives' (UI) Associate Board, made up of 130 young professionals in and around Chicago.
UI's programs are typically a robust catalog of in person, after-school programming for Chicago Public School (CPS) students. Due to the pandemic, UI has had to stop in person programming and has been hosting all program sessions virtually for students. During virtual sessions, UI utilizes play-based social-emotional learning activities to help students learn about self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship skills. In addition, UI has focused on providing students with resources and tools to utilize connection for the sake of resiliency and healing. This pandemic has only exacerbated the stress and challenges that UI’s students face and it is important for the team to foster sustainable, collective and youth-centered healing.
The Future Fund will support our high school college and career readiness program, known as Coach For Success, which provides students with a mentor and monthly workshop sessions to learn about hard and soft skills like communications, financial literacy, networking, resume building and college essay writing. Your support of the Future Fund will help to impact our high school program and increase the number of students that we can serve within the program. Your support is greatly appreciated!