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Chicago Hope Academy

A place of Belonging

CHICAGO, IL   |  www.chicagohopeacademy.org

Mission

Chicago Hope Academy is a coed college and life preparatory Christian High School dedicated to nurturing and challenging the whole person - body, mind, and spirit - to the glory of God.

Ruling year info

2000

President and Principal

Mr. Ike Muzikowski

Main address

2189 W BOWLER ST

CHICAGO, IL 60612 USA

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EIN

36-4244054

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Christian (X20)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Chicago Hope Academy

We offer:
(1) A challenging college preparatory curriculum that balances physical, mental, and spiritual development (2) Gifted teachers who encourage and mentor students
(3) Athletics that teach the value of teamwork, discipline, sacrifice, sportsmanship, and perseverance
(4) Opportunity for students to appreciate and practice the arts
(5) A school that impacts the student, family, and surrounding community for Christ
(6) A school that teaches and exemplifies a servant attitude
(7) Career preparation and equipping including resume creation, personal branding and interview prep
(8) Competitive internship and job placements for student body
(9) Myriad of extracurricular opportunities including chess, sports management and quiz bowl
(10) Offer 20 AP/Honors Courses and Elective classes including Entrepreneurship & Trades Courses

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ISBE Certication 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Multiracial people, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, Low-income people, At-risk youth

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Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hope Class of 2023 25% earned full tuition scholarships at their universities 50% of are paying less than $4,000 in college tuition 91% collegiate persistence after year one

Number of students per teacher during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Multiracial people, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, At-risk youth, Low-income people

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Chicago Hope Academy

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Hope's student to teacher ratio is 12:1

Number of students per classroom during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, Multiracial people, Low-income people

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Chicago Hope Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Hope's average class size is 14 students

Number of students who perform at average or above on standardized testing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Multiracial people, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, Low-income people, Children and youth

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Chicago Hope Academy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

97% of seniors went on to attend four year colleges.

Number of graduates enrolled in higher learning, university, or technical/vocational training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Multiracial people, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent, Young adults, Low-income people

Related Program

Chicago Hope Academy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

100% Hope graduates over the past four years have been admitted to college.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

1. Provide a challenging Christian college preparatory curriculum that balances physical, mental, and spiritual development.
2. Current students and alumni to exemplify a servant attitude.
3. We currently have and want 100% of our students being accepted to college (two or four year).
4. Improve student academic capability throughout 4 years, as evidenced by improved test scores.
5. Build students in character in daily Discipleship Groups.
6. Support alumni in job placement and career services.
7. Grow the Technology capacity at the School through strategic partnerships and resourcing.
8. Grow the Entrepreneurial Youth Experience program (https://www.entrepreneurialyouthexperience.org/) to 25% of the student body.
9. To grow the International program by 10% year over year.
10. Retain high-quality Christian staff and teachers.

1. To create an intentional culture of connectivity with students so they all feel a sense of belonging at Hope.
2. To prepare students for life after high school through a college and life preparatory academic curriculum.
3. Intentionally provide spiritual education through required spiritual formation classes each academic year.
4. Continue to hire high-caliber teaching, senior leadership and support staff to provide the best possible education and athletic experience.
5. Raise a $20m Sustainability Fund to ensure the ongoing viability of the School and its mission.
6. Continue to partner with community organizations such as Oasis Church, Chicago Hope Church, Chicago Tabernacle Church, New Life Community Church and Hope Church Chicago, Breakthrough Urban Ministries, the Police and Fire departments to be a part of the social fabric of our community.
7. Provide Career education and development in partnership with Chicago Booth School of Business.

Hope's accomplishments:
1. Chicago Hope has continued to grow, from 50 students in 2005 to 276 students in 2020-21.
2. 100% of Hope graduates over the past four years have been accepted to a 2 or 4-year college.
3. The classes of 2024 and 2025 are the largest classes to ever enroll at Hope.
4. The class of 2020 had a 100% 1-year persistence rate in college.
5. Each Hope student receives a free Chromebook laptop computer to utilize for each of their classes. These computers are used for in class presentations, homework, remote/hybrid learning, and for communicating with Hope's faculty.
6. Hope continues to ensure high quality, affordable education to 100% of its students. The cost to educate a Hope student in 2021 is $16, 500 yet the average student pays only $2,400 to attend Hope.
7. Hope engages parents: 75% of parents attended parent-teacher conferences this past year.
8. We have a partnership with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on career development.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Chicago Hope Academy

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Brian Sir

Former COO/Managing Partner of Guggenheim Partners LLC LLC

Gregg Vann

Admiral Advisory Group

Josh Cauhorn

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.

Michael Edwards

Merill Lynch

Kristin Jackson

Freespoke

David Lewis

Circumspect Capital

Alex Moore

Loop Capital Management

Antonia Mills

Antonia L Mills, Attorney at Law, PC

DeRondal Bevly

RubyRose Strategies LLC

Jim Vogler

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

Tom Luick

Protiviti Consulting

Bart Marchant

OneDigital

Traci Melcher

Retired Naval Officer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/11/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data