Support CCA Academy

CCA Benefit Committee Members

CCA is supported by state, federal and private donor support, including both individual contributions and corporate and foundation gifts.  This funding mix ensures CCA’s capacity to provide a well-rounded continuum of services that promote student achievement. We currently have the following needs for our campaign "CCA Academy: Growing Our Future":


Parking Lot ------------------------------- $ 200,000 32 space sustainable parking lot with trees, shrubs, and a water retention system for aquaponics and gardening Garden Development -------------------$ 300,000 Two classroom gardens and ten produce gardens.  Fencing and clearing the land are the greatest costs. Building -------------------------------------$500,000 Purchase of church, rectory, and two room school house to expand current programs. Renovations to meet school codes.


Tutoring: academic and counseling/mentoring Gardening:  designing; planting and harvesting; landscaping; building accessible pathways, hoop beds, or vertical grow systems; donation of materials and supplies (gardening and aquaponics) Career Explorations: career exploration workshops, job shadowing, or company tours Annual Benefit: serve on committee, donations for auctions, printing invitations, hosting friend raisers, sponsoring students This year's benefit will be held at the South Shore Cultural Center on Sunday, March 2nd  from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30pm  

CCA Benefit Committee Members

Our Supporters

We are grateful for the many contributions and grants from the many individuals who support CCA Academy through our annual giving efforts, including the Annual Benefit, and also from the following organizations that help to make dreams come true for our students.
  • Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund
  • Albert Pick Jr. Fund
  • Albert J. and Claire R. Speh Foundation
  • Alternative Schools Network (ASN)
  • Annie’s Garden
  • Bethany Hospital Community Health Fund of Advocate Charitable Foundation
  • Black United Fund of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois – Healthy Kids, Healthy Families
  • Captain Planet Foundation
  • Chicago Mennonite Learning Center
  • City Colleges of Chicago
  • Kids in Need Foundation
  • **Kijani Grows
  • **Kitchen Community Chicago
  • Illinois Clean Energy Foundation
  • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Leo S. Guthman Fund
  • Polk Bros Foundation
  • Scholarship America – ING Unsung Heroes Awards
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
  • Scott’s GRO 1000
  • **Sweetwater Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • *Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Whole Kids Foundation
  • William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
  • Youth Connection Charter School (YCCS)
*Matching Gift **In-Kind Gift

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