Research shows that the enormous funding gap between schools in Illinois continues to leave schools behind, including schools in North Chicago. North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) was created in 2008 to help bridge the low income achievement gap in the North Chicago schools so that all students can have access to the high-quality education they deserve. For the past ten years, NCCP and the North Chicago schools have shown how strong, creative public-private partnerships can help improve public schools and ensure equitable educational opportunities for all children.

NCCP started as a bold and inventive idea and has since evolved into a vibrant organization with close to 40 employees.  With the help of our strategic partners and  thousands of volunteers, NCCP provides programs and services to all of North Chicago’s traditional public schools through our unique “community school model.”

Community schools focus on the whole child by providing academics, health and social services and programs that complement and enhance student learning.  Since every community looks different, NCCP has strategically honed and expanded our community school model to address the unique needs of the North Chicago community. We work with strategic partners, families, local agencies, school districts, businesses and residents that are unique to our community.