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  • Depaul University
  • Evans Scholars Foundation
  • Moneythink
  • New Leaders
  • North Lawndale College Preparatory Charter High School
  • OneGoal
  • The Ounce of Prevention Fund
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • University of Michigan
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  • Anti-Defamation League
  • AJC Global Jewish Advocacy
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
  • Inspiration Corporation
  • Misericordia
  • Pencils of Promise
  • Project Night Night
  • SCOPE
  • Shining Hope for Communities
  • Spark Ventures
  • The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
  • The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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  • Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Food Allergy Initiative
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • LUNGevity
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • Northwestern Integrative Medicine
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
  • University of Chicago Medicine
Additional Programs
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • The Field Museum
  • Harris Theater
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • The Renaissance Society
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Writers Theatre

At some point during the 2012-2013 school year, 18,699 of Chicago Public School students were considered to be homeless. The Homestretch, a film developed in collaboration by Kartemquin Films and Spargel Productions, followed three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. As their stories unfold, the film connects to larger policy issues of juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LBGTQIA rights. The LFF partnered with The Homestretch in their efforts to collaborate with and build training tools for schools and helping them build partnerships with city agencies supporting homeless youth.
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The Homestretch