Our
Mission

We invest in educators and students by supporting creativity, innovation, and excellence in Champaign and Urbana public schools.

CUSF Executive Director Kelly Hill shares how CUSF programs and initiatives impact our local teachers and students.

Our Vision

We partner with Champaign and Urbana public schools to provide culturally responsive opportunities and enriching experiences inspiring educators and motivating students for success.

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CUSF Goals and Initiatives:

  • Early Literacy
  • Fine & Performing arts
  • Health & Wellness
  • Languages (ESL and foreign)
  • STEAM
  • Career/Technical Education

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“I taught in our local schools for 25 years, am a former CUSF Board member, and CUSF grant recipient. I spent a lot of my own money on things I wanted my studnets to have and for which there was no budget. I am thrilled to help other teachers make a dream become a reality and supporting their students for success through the CU Schools Foundation!”

-Janet Ellis-Nelson
Retired Teacher, Champaign Rotary Past President