Community Partners

The Catalyst Schools collaborate with a wide variety of community partners to provide resources and opportunities to our students. From the arts-based groups who participate in the Renaissance Enrichment Program to the neighbors who share their facilities, our partners are vital and appreciated members of the Catalyst family.

Primary Campus Partner

Maria Kaupas Center

The Maria Kaupas Center is a space where spirituality, community and leadership merge creating opportunities for young people to grow and develop.


Additional Campus Partners


OneGoal is a growing movement working to make college graduation possible for all students in our nation.  

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through world-class K-12 curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.


AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While our expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Our goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, our commitment is to help schools improve.

National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

Schools That Can

This national organization forms collaborative networks of high-performing inner-city schools to grow low-income families' access to quality schools nationwide.  Catalyst Maria is a member school of this national organization.

Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS)

Catalyst Maria is a member of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools.

Get Involved

To learn more about opportunities for parent and community partnership, please contact 773- 993-1770 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Support Catalyst    

Please join our efforts as a champion for changing lives at The Catalyst Schools. If you would like to speak with a Catalyst staff member about your donation, please call us at 773-295-7001.