About us

~ This is Common Roots Initiative ~


Common Roots Initiative (CRI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that gives financial support to educators and college-bound students. CRI assists deserving high school graduates in pursuit of higher-education degrees through scholarships and acknowledges hardworking teachers through classroom funding. CRI seeks to reward academic talent and excellence by providing needed monetary resources.

Since 2010, we've awarded around $10,000 in financial assistance to west suburban Chicago (Cook County) students & teachers. If you are interested in helping with our mission (i.e. donating, joining our mailing list, providing fundraising or partnership ideas and/or volunteering), please contact us.