Support burgeoning scholars today

By making a commitment to high-quality elementary education today, you are helping to build a brighter tomorrow.

Erie Elementary receives public funds, but public funding isn’t enough to create this diverse and effective educational environment. Private donations are crucial to ensure high quality teachers and important extracurricular activities that provide students the experiences that will propel them to higher education. Through your support, Erie Elementary can continue to provide a much needed high-quality public school option in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community.

Read about understanding the full financial impact of COVID-19 on districts and schools.

A message from our Board Chairwoman

Dear Friends of Erie,
          Our Erie community is so resilient. I am continually humbled and impressed with Erie Elementary’s educators and their transition to remote education. Imagine 25 Kindergarteners going to school for the first time and learning to use mute on Zoom!

           Erie is a second home to students, families and staff, who find refuge in each other. The stress of the pandemic on the children and families we serve can make connecting to learning a challenge. Erie’s teachers connect to their students, check on their well-being and cultivate learning.

          The strong bond we have goes beyond the school’s walls directly into living rooms and at kitchen tables. This year we made the holidays special for every child with gifts, meals, and supplies to over 35 families. Erie Elementary sets the standard for ensuring the social emotional wellness of children.

          Our success in providing high quality educational experiences is a result of people like you making  what we do possible. I hope you consider supporting Erie Elementary, take a moment to look at our new website, engage with this amazing school on social media and connect with the Erie community.  

Wishing you health and wellness!

With gratitude,

Prefer to donate via check?

Please make checks payable to Erie Elementary Charter School.

Mail checks to:
Erie Elementary Charter School
1405 N. Washtenaw
Chicago, IL 60622

Other ways to support Erie Elementary

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Looking to support a specific program?

Programs include:

  • Social emotional learning
  • Dual language
  • Higher learning
  • Arts, music & movement
  • Sports
  • College & high school field trips (transportation, etc.)
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Curriculum (materials, training, etc.)

To support an Erie Elementary program, contact our Development Director, Jaclyn Fierro.


Support teacher projects:

In-kind donations

Erie Elementary also accepts in-kind donations in support of our various programs. Donations can range from library books and school supplies to musical instruments and athletic gear to training programs for students and staff.

To make an in-kind donation, contact our Development Director, Jaclyn Fierro.


If you have any questions regarding donations or need to update your donor records, please contact our Development Director, Jaclyn Fierro:

Jaclyn Fierro

Director of Development

773-486-7161, ext. 103

Erie Elementary Charter School (FEIN# 37-1504399) and Erie Charter School Foundation (FEIN# 46-0956478) are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. All donors will receive an email or letter that acknowledges your contribution, which is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.