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About Advance Illinois

Advance Illinois is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization with an independent, objective voice promoting a healthy education system that prepares all students for success in college and career. Leaders from more than a dozen civic, philanthropic, business and education organizations founded Advance Illinois in 2008 to fill the urgent need to prepare more students to compete in a global marketplace.

Advance Illinois is equity-driven, data-centered, student-focused and is deeply connected to Illinois communities and educators. We approach our work by:

  • Developing policies geared toward improving student success and reaching the state’s goal of having 60 percent of Illinois adults holding a college or career credential by 2025 (“60 by 25”).
  • Building coalitions to influence public opinion and urge decision makers to do what it takes to provide a high-quality education for all children, no matter where they live.
  • Presenting the challenges and opportunities facing Illinois’ public education system through policy briefs and local storytelling to inspire the participation of education stakeholders and the public.
  • Engaging thought leaders, legislators, and policymakers and facilitating action on behalf of Illinois’ students—based on what research tells us what works.

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