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City of Chicago Office of the Mayor announces Over 2,000 Chicago Businesses and Nonprofits Awarded Grand Funds for the New Year Under the Chi Biz Strong Grant Program and Outdoor Dining Grant Program

“We are beyond grateful for the Chi Biz Strong Grant Program to have included the opportunity for nonprofits to receive critical funding for operations,” said Jill Reid, Chief Advancement Officer, High Jump. “The grant funding couldn’t have arrived a better time, as we continue to expand our programs offered to 7th and 8th grade students with limited economic means. We will be able to provide academic enrichment and essential support needed to empower the youth because of the grant funding.”

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High Jump in the News

WBEZ Chicago -Change is coming to Chicago’s high-stakes, high-stress high school admissions process (October 2021)

Chicago Tribune - Op-ed: Teachers, principals and school staff should lead the charge to get students vaccinated (October 2021)

WBEZ Chicago - Vaccination Event at the Gary Comer Youth Center (July 2021)

NBC Chicago - As COVID Cases Rise, Community Leaders Look to Boost Vaccination Numbers (July 2021)

Chalkbeat Chicago - Will the Pandemic Reshape Chicago’s High-stress High School Applications? (April 2021)

ABC 7 Chicago - High Jump Alumna I'deyah Ricketts on ABC 7 Chicago Graduation 2020 Special "The After Party (June 2020)

Latin Magazine - Thirty Years and Still Rising: High Jump's Lasting Impact (Winter 2020)

U-High Midway - Education program gives students a boost (December 2019)

ABC 7 Chicago - High Jump program provides Chicago middle schoolers with tuition-free academic resources (July 2019)

Classic Chicago - High Jump Celebrates Young Leaders (May 2019)

Education Post - High Jump Alumnus DJ Loma Letter to First-Gen Students (May 2019)

BestColleges: How to Support First-Generation Students (May 2019)

Chalkbeat - Decision day: What happens when students don’t get their first-choice Chicago high school (April 2019)


Press Releases

City of Chicago Office of the Mayor - Over 2,000 Chicago Businesses and Nonprofits Awarded Grand Funds for the New Year Under the Chi Biz Strong Grant Program and Outdoor Dining Grant Program (January 12, 2022)

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) announces 2022 Class of Civic-Minded Leaders
CHICAGO, IL
(July 20, 2021)

New York Life Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to High Jump Program (July 2019)


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For media inquiries, please contact Tammi Longsjo at tlongsjo@highjumpchicago.org or (312) 582-7713.