Preparing Chicago Students for College and Beyond

Amandla Charter School is a tuition-free, open enrollment, college preparatory public charter school proudly serving Chicago students in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's Southside. We welcome all Chicago students regardless of test scores, past academic performance, and special needs.

Amandla students are college bound, work hard, and achieve higher results on state tests (ISAT and Explore) than students at other neighborhood schools. Students enrolled at Amandla for three years make significant academic gains, averaging 1.6 grade-levels of growth per year at Amandla.


You can help! Amandla invites you to get involved and make college a reality for our students. Through hard work and Amandla’s proven college preparatory approach to teaching and learning, Amandla students are producing remarkable academic results, and they are doing so with significantly fewer financial resources than many of their peers at nearby schools (regular or charter). We gratefully accept monetary gifts through donations and sponsorships as well as contributions of time, talent and skills through volunteering.