Pack it Up!

Supporting Chicago children and families with bags of at-home learning resources.


"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
Coretta Scott King
On Saturday, October 24, 2020, CLI hosted its very first #PackItUp community event in Chicago. Volunteers from the local community came to lend a hand in support of Chicago children and families by packing book bags with much-needed learn-from-home school supplies. We delivered these timely supplies to the homes and hands of Chicago students who need it most.

#PackItUp - Chicago deeply aligns with CLI’s mission to equip children with the necessary resources and provide a clearer pathway for academic success and achievement. This year, we all have experienced many abrupt changes in our daily lives, and these distinct changes reflect widely in education. While we all continue to adjust to our new normal, we believe the work to transform early education must continue.

There is still more work to do. You are an essential part of all our efforts.

CLI believes that #ReadingEquals #Community. Our national community of teachers, coaches, district and school leaders, advocates, and donors are committed to improving instruction so that children can become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. With your support, we will continue to empower children, enable teachers, strengthen schools, and uplift communities.

Join the thousands of CLI advocates and give the gift of literacy!
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Check out some of the photos from our very first #PackItUp event below!

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