The Re-Write It Project
DonateOur Mission

REWRITING EQUITY 
IN EDUCATION

We make essential learning materials more accessible for students across Chicago communities. By equipping youth with the materials they need in order to reach their fullest potential, we hope that each child can explore their avenues of self-expression, creativity, and intellect.

On average, U.S. school districts primarily serving Black, Latinx, or Native American students receive roughly $1800 less per student

Because of funding inequities, students of color have fewer and lower-quality books, curriculum materials, classrooms, and computers. Students of color are also often taught by less qualified teachers and have less access to more advanced curriculums.

70% of Black students in the Chicagoland area attend schools that have over 90% minority populations

Chicago is home to some of the most segregated schools in the United States. This segregation leads to opportunity gaps for students of color who often receive lower access to educational resources and quality teaching.

48.4% of students in Illinois come from low-income families.

Schools with higher concentrations of low-income students and students of color receive fewer educational resources than others. Students from marginalized backgrounds have fewer and lower-quality books, curriculum materials, classrooms, and computers. 

70% of black students in the Chicagoland area attend schools that have over 90% minority populations

Chicago is home to some of the most segregated schools in the United States. This segregation leads to opportunity gaps for students of color who often receive lower access to educational resources and quality teaching.

In Illinois, the most impoverished districts receive 22% less in-state and local-funding than the lowest poverty districts

Illinois has one of the most inequitable funding systems in the country. Districts with fewer needs receive more funding, leaving low-income students with less access to educational resources and advanced curriculum materials.

Fund a Kit

For just $5, we can create a kit that provides students with essential school supplies for the upcoming school year.

All donations will be given to Yates Elementary, a school in Humboldt Park, and other underserved youth institutions.

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We've Donated Over

120,000
Supplies
1,730
Supply Kits

Testimonials From...

"Thank you to the Re-Write It Project who helped supply school supplies, books, toys, and more to the RCC! We appreciate all the hard work you are doing!"

The Rohingya Cultural Center

"Thank you so much for your generous donation of school and art supplies. Your gift will directly benefit young patients who have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. You make our essential work possible!"

Erie Family Health Foundation

Communities We've Worked With

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Rohingya Cultural Center
Rohingya Cultural Center
Rohingya Cultural Center
Rohingya Cultural Center
Rohingya Cultural Center
Rohingya Cultural Center
Rohingya Cultural Center
Rohingya Cultural Center