In-School Partnership Request Form
Thanks for your interest in a partnership with 826CHI! In your request, please describe how 826CHI could enhance a writing project in your school to bring a writing workshop or writing support to your students. Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to high demand and limited capacity, we can only take on a few school partnerships per season. However, we encourage you to apply regardless and we'll keep you in mind for future projects. If you have any questions, please contact
Our registration approach supports our mission of expanding arts access and equity across the city of Chicago.
The 826CHI team will carefully evaluate each application and select schools that align with our priority enrollment criteria, which prioritizes schools with a low number of existing arts partnerships, as well as classes with low-proficiency English Language Learners and students from low-income families.
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What is the name of your school?
Please list the website/social media for your school
What is your first and last name?
What is your email address?
What is your phone number?
In what role are you requesting this partnership with 826CHI?
Please note, if you are acting as the community liaison, a lead teacher / project manager must be identified and named in your proposal.
Non-Profit Program Director
Non-Profit Administrator / Coordinator
CPS Arts Liason
What type of school / community organization are you?
Chicago Public School
Private School (Religious / Alternative)
Artist Collective / Individual Artist
In which neighborhood (s) are you located?
Please describe the nearest CTA bus or train line to workshop proposal site (s).
What percentage of your school is classified as "low-income"?
What percentage of your students identify as an English Language Learner?
*Schools Only: What is your school's current Creative Schools category?
*based on Chicago's Arts Education Plan / Creative Schools Categories Certification (
Category 1 -- Excelling
Category 2 -- Strong
Category 3 -- Developing
Category 4 -- Emerging
Category 5 -- Incomplete Data
What other arts programming do you currently have at your school / center?
film / media
Briefly describe how a team of 826CHI writers/volunteers could support creative writing in your classroom (s) / site?
If you would like a workshop in your classroom/school, which workshop do you think your students would be most interested in?
Poets in Revolt!
Aliens, The Apocalypse, & Activism: The Role of the Imagination in Social Change
I Remember…Memoir Writing
ChiTown Stand Up- memoirs on our Chicago Lives
The Song is You: Creating the Soundtrack of Your Life
Book as Body: bookmaking + poetry
Images & Imagination: brainstorming from collages
None- I want to collaborate with 826 on making a workshop that is more specific to my community or on a project that I've already developed
What is age range / grade of your students for this particular project?
What dates and times would you like to have this project happen?
How many sessions with 826CHI does your project require?
Please note that we rarely accept requests for less than 3 sessions. A 'session' can range from a 50-minute class period to a 2-hour workshop session.
*Schools Only: How many classrooms do you hope 826CHI will visit per session?
Approximately how many students total do you hope will benefit from 826CHI visits? We require that a minimum of 12 students participate in the proposed program.
What would be the final product or outcome for this project?
Have you or your students participated in other 826CHI programs or events?
Check all that apply.
In-School Tutoring One-to-One
In-School Young Authors Book Project
In-School Special Project
In-School -- Writers' Room
In School Virtual Tutoring
Workshops @ 826CHI
Workshops College Essay Writing Days
Workshops Off Site
Field Trips Storytelling & Book Making
Field Trips Images & Imagination
Field Trips Small Group Book Making
Special Event / Reading
Writers Camps Elementary School
Writers Camps Middle School
Writers Camps High School
Youth Advisory Board
After School Tutoring & Writing @ 826CHI
Do you have previous experience working with volunteers in your classroom or site? If so, please describe.
Briefly describe your classroom / group management strategies with your students.
It is required that a teacher / supervisor is present in the room at all times while working with 826CHI volunteers. Who will be present in your classroom during 826CHI sessions?
Is there anything else you'd like to share with us as it relates to the project?
826CHI programs are always free. However, it's helpful to know any resources you might be able to contribute to this project.
Check all that apply:
snacks for students
snacks for volunteers
transportation costs for a visit to 826CHI
hired illustrators / book designers
guest author stipend
copyeditors / typists
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