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Our Stories

With over 32 schools across the city of Chicago, our Big Shoulders Fund family is extensive and diverse. Listen to what families, students, and staff say about their Big Shoulders Fund school. 


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One Big Community

When you enroll your children at a Big Shoulders Fund school, you are signing up for more than just education for your kids. You are entering a community environment where your whole family is part of the school. 

Hear why one of our St. Malachy parents loves their school!

A Shoulder to Lean On

Big Shoulders Fund provides extra support and resources to our school staff. Through different teacher development programs, classes, and coaching, we are committed to develop quality teachers at our schools. 

Listen to a Big Shoulders Fund teacher's story!

Funding Equitable Opportunities

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