FundEd Chicago equalizes access to specialized learning supports for students in Chicago who are of limited economic means. We partner with the top specialists in Chicago to provide students the highly skilled support they need to succeed academically.
FundEd Chicago is leveling the playing field so all students can reach their full academic potential. Dr. Wacker and FundEd Chicago believe cost should never come between a student and their success.
Founder, Dr. Jessica Wacker, began developing the framework for FundEd Chicago as a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University. Her experience working as a speech-language pathologist and learning specialist in public and private schools gave her unique insight into the need for specialized support services and the benefits of early access to these supports.
Dr. Wacker created an organization that partnered highly qualified specialists with the students who need their support the most. FundEd Chicago incorporated and received its 501c3 status in 2018 and matched specialists with their first students during the 2019-2020 school year.