Happy Holidays from RYH. Just a few more days to give in 2017!

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are taking a break to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones.

IMG_2052.JPG IMG_6507_copy.jpg Raise Your Hand thanks you for all the support you’ve shown this year to protect and strengthen public education in Chicago and IL. We hope you consider us in your end-of-year giving so we can continue our work. Donate online here.


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Your contributions made it possible for us to host multiple forums, rallies, and parent advocacy trainings. You have helped us encourage parents to speak at board meetings, city council meetings, Springfield hearings, and so much more. We created toolkits and infographics for parents to share with others. We expanded the base of advocates for strong public education, and we put consistent pressure on CPS to overhaul their flawed special education practices.

Help us continue this work in 2018!

A gift of $25 helps us make 10 copies of our special education toolkit for a small group parent meeting.

A gift of $50 helps us coordinate parents to speak at one monthly Board of Ed meeting including steps on how to sign up, parameters of speaking, etc.

A gift of $100 helps us host our website, filled with valuable resources, for three weeks.

A gift of $250 helps us rent space for one education issue forum and cover costs of copying materials.

A gift of $500 helps us host one parent training on how best to advocate with decision makers.

A gift of $1000 helps us pay staff salaries and operations to move our lean but mighty organization forward.

Whatever size gift you decide is right for you, please make it a monthly recurring donation. When you provide regular, reliable support, we get to focus more on attention on the public education information, issues, and advocacy so many children and families rely on.

Best wishes,

Raise Your Hand staff and board