It is the mission of the Chicago Freedom School to develop the personal and social capabilities of youth and adults so that they can work together to eradicate oppression. CFS is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 2007 in the spirit of the original freedom schools in Mississippi in the 1960s, with the vision of advancing youth-led social change movements with support from adult allies. We provide programs, trainings and other nontraditional educational opportunities where young people and adults can study the work of past movements, deepen their understanding of current social problems, build new coalitions and develop strategies for change. Please visit www.chicagofreedomschool.org to learn more.
The vision of the Chicago Freedom School is to develop and support new generations of critical and independent thinking young people who through revelations of identity and power are compelled to use their unique experiences, energy and talents to counteract the staggering effects of repressive social policies and create a just world.