About us

Common Roots Initiative (CRI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that gives financial support to educators and college-bound students. As an independently-run public charity, CRI aims to provide at least two annual scholarships to a college-bound student and high school teacher from the west suburban Cook County area. If you are interested in helping with our mission (i.e. adding your contact information to our mailing list, providing fundraising ideas, and/or joining the organization), please contact us.