Academy for Global Citizenship Charter School

Growing Inquiring Minds

CHICAGO, IL   |  http://agcchicago.org/

Mission

The mission of the Academy for Global Citizenship is to develop mindful leaders who take action now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond.

Ruling year info

2006

Principal Officer

Sarah Elizabeth Ippel

Main address

4647 W 47TH ST

CHICAGO, IL 60632 USA

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EIN

11-3748466

NTEE code info

Charter Schools (B29)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As a local school with a global vision, AGC seeks to address the needs of our community while serving as a model for the needs of 21st Century education around the world. While some needs have remained constant– reading writing and arithmetic-- others have changed drastically since our public education system was born. Believing firmly that the role of education is to prepare students to contribute positively to their communities, as well as for individual success, our model is driven by the unique challenges of our time. The rise of nutrition-related diseases inspired AGC’s food and nutrition education program; increased global interconnectivity inspired AGC’s emphasis on international mindedness; and the urgency of global climate change inspired our environmental mission. As a laboratory of innovation in education, AGC looks critically at the needs of the current generation. We share our work with thousands of educators each year from around the world.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Primary Years Program (PYP)

The Academy for Global Citizenship is authorized to implement the International Baccalaureate school implementing the Primary Years Program in grades K-2.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

AGC is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme, implemented in grades 6-8.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

AGC's two-way immersion Dual Language program develops bilingualism and biliteracy in both native English and native Spanish speakers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

AGC's innovation is rooted in a bold vision to shift global systems of education to meet the needs of the 21st century student. Dually focused on barriers to low-income student achievement outside the classroom and on preparing a generation of leaders to tackle today's environmental challenges, globalization and rapid technological innovation, AGC is championing a new educational framework for an ever changing world. AGC's mission is to develop mindful leaders who take action now and in the future to positively impact their local and global communities. The daily work of students, staff and families is built on the pillars of: modeling academic excellence, developing inquirers, serving the whole child, cultivating international awareness, fostering environmental stewardship and facilitating collaboration within the community.

Since opening its doors in 2008, AGC has reached over 1.5M students around the world by sharing their work openly, presenting at international conferences and welcoming nearly 1,000 educators each year from across the globe to experience our model in action and to support their adoption. These scalable modules include a School Sustainability Handbook, a 100% organic and zero-waste cafeteria, schoolyard garden to table program and innovative wellness initiatives, all implemented within an International Baccalaureate and dual language framework.

AGC employs highly innovative and experienced educators and school leaders. Our staff have received many prestigious awards and have been recognized through various forms of media.

- AGC published a sustainability handbook in 2009 that has been adopted by schools across the nation and around the world. This handbook was updated in 2012 and 2019.
- In 2010 AGC was the 2nd school in the country and the first school in both Chicago and the Midwest to receive the Gold with Distinction Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of its HealthierUS School Challenge
- AGC presented to the United States Department of Education on fostering systemic change in 2012
- AGC received the national Green Ribbon Award from the Obama Administration in 2012- one of the first cohorts of schools to receive this award.
- AGC staff and teachers have traveled to over 25 countries to learn best practices and share AGC's innovations.
- AGC has been highlighted on local and national news programs as well as major print media in the US and abroad.
- AGC has welcomed thousands of educators from around the world to learn from our model, in addition to sharing our work online, through publications, workshops, and speaking engagements. Our global impact is currently estimated to exceed 1.5 Million students.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Academy for Global Citizenship Charter School

Board of directors
as of 09/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sarah Elizabeth Ippel


Board co-chair

Mert Iseri

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/20/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/20/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.