What We Do

We support Grover Cleveland Elementary School, its faculty and administrators so they have the resources they need to continue building the best elementary school in Chicago.

Friends of Cleveland is a not-for-profit organization made of a dynamic group of parents, community members, teachers, and administrators. We’re working to build support for our school across the Irving Park neighborhood and are raising funds to help meet resource needs.

We invite you to join us.

Whether you join our organization, volunteer your time, attend an event, or provide financial support, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of our children, faculty, and Irving Park neighborhood community.

Each year we have a goal of raising at least $50,000 for Cleveland Elementary.

Together we can strengthen our neighborhood school.

Here is what we raise money for:

Past & New Achievements:

  • Gym Mats
  • Sensory Garden Peace Panda
  • Indoor recess game library
  • Tech lab printer
  • Playground Equipment Updates
  • Indoor sensory paths
  • Laptop sleeves
  • Chicago Sky pep rally/field trip
  • You Are Beautiful exterior signs
  • Playground stencil games
  • Soaring wings mural
  • Little Free Library
  • $200 stipend for each teacher
  • Protective large soccer nets for the east and west sides of the turf field
  • New lockers and cubbies for 3rd-6th grades

Future Goals:

  • Music Program
  • Athletics (Soccer, Basketball,
  • Theater Program
  • Technology improvements
  • Auditorium improvements
  • After-school care program
  • Energy efficient windows
  • Sensory Materials for special education programming
  • Gymnasium equipment
  • Outdoor playground upgrades

We NEED input from parents on projects/improvements we should raise money for next. If you have any ideas or questions, please let us know. You can come to our monthly meetings or email Committedtocleveland@gmail.com!



We support the Cleveland faculty and staff however we can. We volunteer, help organize events, and lend a hand to our teachers.


We regularly host events to bring together students, parents, faculty, and community members to grow and strengthen support for our elementary school.


We are working hard to raise funds for Cleveland Elementary to help pay for the resources they need. Our goal for is to raise more than $50,000 a year.