The 77 Big Shoulders Fund schools are within the highest poverty areas and among the oldest Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Chicago.
They meet the following criteria:
✶ located in the City of Chicago
✶ Title I eligibility and participation
✶ 20% or more of the attending students receive free or reduced lunch
The collective effort of supporters, teachers and families alike allows our schools to operate efficiently: on average it costs $7,577 to educate each student in a Chicago Catholic school versus $13,433 to educate a student in a Chicago public school.