Art Encounter

A nonprofit visual art education organization that has been providing art classes to grades 3-5 for three years at Manierre School.

Be Strong Families of Illinois

Intervention plan to address behavior problems

By the Hand Club

Partnership with afterschool program for 8 years. “We tutor students to academic excellence. We mentor them to their full potential. And we care for them as our own.”

Chicago Lights Community Outreach Program

  • Tutoring Program: Partnership for over 30 years where students are matched with adult volunteers and meet 1 time per week to focus on literacy and computer skills. The largest concentration of students comes from Manierre School.
  • CLASS: Provides arts education in dance and drama at Manierre School for over 13 years.
  • Summer Day: Provides a safe place to learn and engage in academic classes and arts activities for 1st – 8th grades for 6 weeks each summer.

Children’s Literacy Initiative

Transforms instruction so that children can become powerful readers, writers, and thinkers. Manierre has been working with CLI for two years and received two classroom makeovers.

DePaul University

  • Education Department
  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling

Donors Choose

Erikson Institute

Innovations in Early Mathematics is an intensive, school-wide professional development effort to help schools achieve the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics in grades PreK – 3. Manierre has participated in this intervention since the spring of 2011, which has almost reached its halfway mark. Contract has 2 years remaining.

Financial Literacy for Parents Program

Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant

Manierre School was 1 of 8 CPS Schools chosen to receive the prestigious development grant from the U.S. Department of Education and CME Group Foundation to promote academic achievement in grades Pre K – 3rd.

Innovations for Learning

K-5 literacy solution program to promote differentiated instruction using teacher mates, iPads and online tutoring.

LaSalle Street Church

Lurie Children’s Hospital

Resident Physicians provide a Wellness Program for our 3rd and 4th graders for over 5 years.

North Dearborn Association

Donates over 700 free toys for Manierre students each Christmas

Moody Institute

New partnership that sponsored a back to school picnic, Holiday dinners and will provide a venue for our Sports Banquet as well as a graduation site for Kindergarten and 8th grade students.

Parent Education & Employment Readiness Program (PEER)

Helps parents create resumes and cover letters, provides them with job searching strategies, interview techniques, and how to “dress for success.”


Peggy Notebaert Museum

Partnership for over 10 years and facilitate “Science on the Go” where teacher and coordinator from the Museum co-teach key hands-on, inquiry based science lessons.


Reading is Fundamental Program

Gives free books to our students 3 times per year

Saint Vincent DePaul Center

Sit, Stay, Read (SSR)

SSR improves reading fluency using a curriculum designed by UIC, with trained volunteers and certified dog teams. SSR has been volunteering at Manierre for 8 years.

Storytellers Foundation Inc.



Granter for Manierre School’s library and computer lab makeover in 2012

UIC Family Outreach Program

Family literacy program that educates parents on how to teach their children ABC’s and how to create home literacy centers

University of Illinois Extension

Nutritionist comes to parent room to discuss healthy eating, exercising, and meal planning

Winfield Moody Clinic

Provides Character Education to students in grades 3rd – 8th