The Freedom School is a 6-week summer reading enrichment program provided at no cost to families. CDF Freedom Schools empower scholars to believe in their ability and responsibility to make a difference while instilling a love of reading to help children avoid summer learning loss.

Five Essential Elements of CDF Freedom Schools 

High quality academic and character-building enrichment

Parent and family involvement

Civic engagement and social action

Intergenerational servant leadership development

Nutrition, health and mental health

2024 Quinn Chapel Freedom School Summer Program

Volunteer & Partnership Opportunities


Harambee Heroes are an integral part of our daily Harambee celebrations. These heroes are volunteers who participate in Harambee as a read-aloud guest. Our Harambee Heroes play a vital role in our mission by sharing their love of reading with our community. 


 By partnering with our Freedom School, you will have the opportunity to serve as a program partner, sharing your knowledge and skills with our scholars. Our goal is to offer a range of programming that enriches the lives and experiences of our scholars. As a program partner, you will make a significant impact on the lives of these young individuals, empowering them with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed.

Sponsorship Levels

Ways to Donate


Mail check to 2401 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60616 Pay to the order of Quinn Chapel Freedom School