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Events Around the Region

On this page you will find a list of upcoming regional events hosted by ISACS member schools or other organizations which may be of interest to ISACS member schools. If you have an event that the ISACS community would benefit from, please complete this short Events Around the Region Submission Form and send the appropriate event logo to Jacob Isaac ( Only those events submitted from ISACS member schools and mission aligned organizations are eligible for posting on the ISACS website. ISACS reserves the right to select, edit, and refuse submissions. If you have any questions, please contact the ISACS office at (312) 750-1190 and ask for Jacob Isaac, Coordinator of Programs and Technology.


Girls Who Code Campus

Multiple Campuses
June - August, 2018

Click here for the Chicago Campus
Click here for the Minneapolis Campus

Is your student excited about coding? Girls Who Code Campus is a new two-week summer program for 6th to 12th grade girls! Since 2012, Girls Who Code has connected over 40,000 girls across the country to coding education and a community of fellow creators!

Campus offers a research-based curriculum taught by high-caliber instructors. These programs will prepare girls to consider careers in technology, expose them to role models in STEM fields, and introduce them to the national Girls Who Code alumni network of ambitious, creative young women. 

At two-week Campus programs, our students will:

  • Connect coding to their interests
  • Build bravery and confidence
  • Learn more about computer science careers and women in tech
  • Join a supportive sisterhood of girls who code all across the U.S.

This summer in Chicago and Minneapolis, Girls Who Code Campus will be offering four two-week courses to middle and high school girls:

  • Intro to Computer Science
  • Website Design & Development
  • Wearable Tech & Fashion Design
  • iPhone App Development

Register Now for Girls Who Code Campus!
Learn More About Girls Who Code Campus


Fundraising for School Leaders

Weiboldt Hall — Northwestern’s Chicago Campus
340 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611
October 15–16, 2018


Learn how to identify and engage donors in any school environment with expert Kellogg faculty and seasoned school fundraisers who will teach you new skills for fundraising and strategies for energizing your constituents. This program will help you create a development mindset
so you can learn to think like the donor, design dynamic development plans, solicit gifts for your school, and partner with board members, friends and parents to reach your collective fundraising goals.


  • School principals, superintendents and heads of school
  • CEOs and executive directors of nonprofit educational organizations
  • Development directors, marketing directors and enrollment managers


  • Finding donors when your base isn’t obvious
  • Advancing your annual fund
  • Developing dynamic development plans
  • Creating compelling value propositions
  • Data-driven fundraising
  • Maximizing your digital presence


  • $1150 includes networking breakfasts, delicious healthy lunches, and downtown Chicago parking passes.
  • 50% scholarship for ISACS members — special price of $575.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive Credential — 14 Points in category 1.B

Visit or call 847-491-3415 to learn more and register.


Administrators of Color in Independent Schools

Francis W. Parker School
330 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
October 18–19, 2018

Click here for more information

Specifically designed for senior administrators of color in independent schools, the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago is organizing an Administrators of Color in Independent Schools Conference on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, 2018. This conference will provide opportunities for connection, mentoring and sharing to support leadership.

Jonathan Holloway
Provost, Historian, and Author 

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Professor and Author

Eugenia Cheng
Scientist and Author 

Please contact Ruth Jurgensen, Assistant Principal, Francis W. Parker School with questions at 773.797.5103 or


A day just for ISACS librarians! Come together in an edcamp format for a time to share ideas, gain inspiration, and make connections. There will be a small fee, around $15.00 for lunch.

To help us better plan for this event, please click here to fill out a brief interest survey. This is not a registration just a few quick questions to help in our planning. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Hincks: or Cheri Dobbs:


Please check back often as events are added! 

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