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Nominate an Outstanding Teacher for 2016!

Award Announced DECEMBER 2016!!!

For Our Children's Children Charities develops and enhances the economic, intellectual, social and overall wellbeing of traditionally underserved communities now and for generations to come. As part of our programming, we are developing distinct opportunities available to Chicago residents, identified below. 

1.The FOCC Outstanding Teacher Award.  For Our Children's Children Charities believes in recognizing and supporting the efforts of educators that are significantly impacting the lives of present and future generations. We are looking for Chicago Public School teachers who consistently demonstrate achievable outcomes, who employ effectively innovative instructional curriculum and strategies, and who have impact beyond the classroom into the broader community.  The seeds planted by teachers grow into the gardens that fuel our society. Click here to nominate an outstanding teacher today.


2. The Angela Elizabeth Courage Scholarship is awarded annually to a non-traditional student who will enroll in any undergraduate degree granting program at Chicago State University within two academic semesters of receiving this award. This student is courageously returning to formal education after at least one full year of non-attendance. Minimum requirements are financial need, demonstrated by FAFSA completion and SMART Goals documentation submitted with the application.

3. The Esther Renee Excellence Scholarship is awarded annually to one student who is a permanent resident of Chicago, Il, but currently enrolled in an UNCF member college or university. (A list of UNCF member institutions are available at This student should demonstrate excellence in scholarship, leadership and community service with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale from their current institution and at least two semesters remaining before graduation eligibility at time of application.

4. The Lawrence Perry Diligence Scholarship is awarded annually to a Chicago Public School graduating high school senior currently living in the Roseland community who will enroll in any Chicago-based, not-for profit, two or four year college or university the fall following their high school graduation. This student demonstrates a strong work ethic and a diligent pursuit of their life goals in the face of "unorchestrated" challenges. The minimum requirements are a 2.4-3.3 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and demonstration in school and community involvement through either athletic and/or club/organization participation.

5. Samuel Jamin Innovation Grant is awarded annually to a south side Chicago Public School graduating high school senior who demonstrates extreme promise in creativity and entrepreneurship. This student will light out into new territory after receiving their high school diploma and utilize this grant solely for seed funding in their entrepreneurial endeavor outlined in their awarded business proposal. At no cost, recipients of this award must commit to participating in a guided entrepreneurial development institute, which will provide mentorship and an enhanced training in business development.