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.


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