Too many minority students living in poverty or near poverty neighborhoods drop out of high school, which continues the cycle of poverty .
The Bell Project works with at risk CPS students to help them graduate. We provide night classes, tutoring , mentoring, and career counseling . We are currently striving to provide mental health treatment.
We teach about taxes, the importance of voting, and the steps to start your own business. (Everything we as adults wished high school taught us)
We also support student artist by giving them the opportunity to network with other local artist.
KNOW THE FACTS
According to the Chicago Tribune, the CPS graduation rate of African American students is 67%.
African American females graduate at a rate of approx 76%
African American males graduate at a rate of approx 57%
I worked as a federal government contractor for 4 years along the side of vocational rehabilitation counselors who placed injured workers into careers. Witnessing this process, and studying the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, taught me the direct link between education and success. When I say "education" i'm not referring to college. College is great but it is not meant for everyone. There is proof that college degrees are not required in order to have a successful career. When I say "education" i'm not only referring to the subjects we learn in school. Education is a combination of life skills and opportunities needed to succeed in life. I started The Bell Project to bridge the gap and to help teachers and students in anyway I can.
Ringing the Bell of Equality for Chicago Teens
We believe equal education and opportunities should be provided to all Chicago Public School students no matter what neighborhood they live in. It is our goal to provide individual need base services to students and teachers in order to bridge the gap.
How you can help
Become a volunteer!
HERE AT THE BELL PROJECT WE HAVE MANY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FROM IN HOUSE CUSTOMER SERVICE, RECRUITMENT SERVICES, TBP MENTOR, TBP TUTOR, TBP MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER. INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER? GREAT! FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND SOMEONE WILL CONTACT YOU SOON.
Be a Partner!
WE PARTNER WITH CHICAGOLAND BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS TO PROVIDE INTERNSHIPS, SHADOW DAYS, MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES, JOBS, AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR STUDENT MEMBERS. OUR PARTNERS ARE THE HEART OF OUR PROGRAM. IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTS TO WORK WITH US PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO@THEBELLPROJECTCHICAGO.COM.
100% of donations are used towards fees and programming for our students. If you are donating for a special cause please state it in your donation description and we will be sure to use it just for that!
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Buckets for Books
Join us August 25, 2018 @Fernwood Park! The Bell Project is partnering with Selective Few Clothing to throw a back to school basketball tournament We are raising funds to get school supplies for 1,000 CPS students. There will be special guest performances! We are also proud to announce that there will be a special Chicago B-Ball player in attendance! See you on the court!
SF is a Chicago based clothing company, Be Selective. Stay Focused. Real ones only a few. Shop with Selective Few. www.selectivefewclothing.com
Calling all b-ball Players!
Sign up ! $25 registration fee due August 25th by 12 pm. Kids play for free.
$5 entry fee. Kids 12 and under get in free.
Accepting school supplies all day!
We are accepting donations through our website. Click on the donation tab.