Our Mission
The Department of Student Voice and Engagement works with district offices, departments, networks, schools, teachers, and students to promote education that is inclusive of, responsive to, and actively engaged in the lived experiences of our students and families.  

Our Vision
Our commitment is to build transformative learning experiences that ignite curiosity, honor student identity, promote agency, build inclusivity, and elevate active participation in learning, school, communities, and civic life.

Meet the Team

Latest News and Updates

RSVP Now for SVC Summer Leadership Institute

High school students who are members of their school's Student Voice Committee are invited to participate in our district wide Student Voice Leadership Institute. Students will participate in a 2-day event focused on elevating student voice and leadership in CPS and at your school! Students will build community together and explore ways to strengthen inclusive partnerships at their schools through their SVC. The goal is for students to feel connected and empowered in bringing their learning back to take their SVC for SY24-25.

Complete the interest form here for your chance to participate.

Summer Institute Information:

  • Dates: July 30th & 31, 2024
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Juarez High School
  • Deadline: Please complete the brief interest form by July 19th

EOY Student Voice Celebration

On 4/19/24 the Department of Student Voice & Engagement had our End of the Year SVC Gathering at the Chicago Cultural Center hosted by the District Student Voice Committee (DSVC). The DSVC is a collective of high school SVC students who work to advance student voice and leadership in CPS. This was a youth led event with the purpose of building community, engaging in learning and leadership development, and celebrating student voice. We had close to 150 students with representation from 23 middle and high schools in attendance!

NEW Partner Directory

Looking for an exciting partnership to enrich your classroom instruction or student-led inquiry project? Look no further! Visit the Partner Directory to connect with School Partners.

Dialogue and Deliberatation in CPS Classrooms

Recent Blog Posts

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Discover and Exercise the Power of Voting—for Those of Us Who Can’t

Oct. 30, 2020 | By: Crystal Campos

Crystal Campos is a 12th-grade student at John Hancock College Preparatory located in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood of Chicago.

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Why Society Must Address Intersectional Discrimination

June 14, 2021 | By: Tabitha Walton & Alexis Saunders-Davis

Tabitha Walton and Alexis Saunders-Davis are 11th graders at Orr Academy High School located between the West Garfield and Humboldt Park neighborhoods.

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Multicultural Arts High School Cross Content Exploration of 1919-Red Summer

Feb. 1, 2022 | By: DSVE Staff

An interview with Anna Deem and Ryan Williams on their interdisciplinary unit of Red Summer.