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Springboard to Success

Investing in the Power of Potential  


Springboard to Success (S2S) supports programs and partners that propel the Chicago Housing Authority’s youngest residents on their pathways to academic success, economic stability and independence.



Youth currently living in CHA households achieve housing stability as an adult without the requirement of a housing subsidy.


S2S supports programs and partners that propel CHA residents on their pathways to academic success, economic stability, and independence.  We do this in the following ways:

  • Fund and enhance programs that support Chicago Housing Authority youth and the development of 21st Century Learning Skills needed to achieve success in college, career, and life.

  • Fund and enhance the Chicago Housing Authority Resident Scholarship Program.

  • Leverage Springboard to Success' network of local nonprofit partners to help Chicago Housing Authority youth get to and through college.  These organizations help us to identify CHA youth in their programs and connect them to S2S scholarships and services.


About Springboard to Success

Since 2014, Springboard to Success (S2S) has enhanced the vital work of the Chicago Housing Authority’s Resident Services by augmenting current youth programming. S2S supports a robust college access pipeline by funding programs and events that bridge gaps and reduce barriers to get CHA youth to and through college and into professional careers.


S2S supports students on their journey to and through college and into a career. Education is a research proven pathway out of poverty that leads to a higher lifetime earning potential.

Board of Directors

Ken Malone

Board Chair

Laurinda Dodgen

Board Vice Chair

Molina Healthcare

Diane Knoepke

Board Secretary

Northwestern University

Bethany Beaver

Saul Ewing LLP


Jason Carter

College Possible


William J. Dvorak

Kinetic Partners

Michele Anderson-Fitzgerald

Northwestern Medicine


Lauren Hooberman​

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Mary Howard

Chicago Housing Authority

Chyanne Husar



Nicole Layton

Chicago Community Trust

Lisa Lee-Herbert


Stephanie Klein

Braviant Holdings

Angela Parker

Ryan's Cleaning Services Inc


Clayton Pryor
Chief Mission Officer at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.

Taaj Reaves

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Angelina Romero

Cook County Assessor's Office

Jo Anna Takla

Devbridge, a Cognizant Company 


Marcus Velasco

JMG Financial Group

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60 E Van Buren St., Floor 10
Chicago, IL  60605


FEIN# 61-1745621

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