Chicago artists sharing stories
of Chicago Public Schools.


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CPS Lives has been working with over 30 artists, 34 schools, in approximately 29 neighborhoods and counting!

The Chicago Public School system is the nations third largest school district, serving over 400,000 students in more than 660 schools. The sheer scale and complexity of the Chicago Public School system renders it opaque to the general public, where stories of its successes and resilience remain untold. this project shows the power of public education in Chicago. we produce artworks providing a unique window in to the Chicago Public School system, generating support and reinforcing belief in the Chicago Public School mission; “to provide a high-quality public education for every child in every neighborhood”.