ABOUT US

One Chance Illinois is based on a simple notion: every child has just one chance to get a great K-12 education. When it comes to a child’s education, there are no do-overs.

We seek to change the education policy conversation. Today, too many public, charter, and independent school sector leaders argue about which type of school is best able to serve children. Instead, parents must be empowered to choose the best school for their child.

Let’s be clear — we do not favor one school type over another. We instead support access to great schools and educational opportunities. Period.

Most importantly, we believe in realistic solutions– always putting children first but also considering the perspective of educators who need to implement them.

We need Illinoisans to join us and demand access to better schools and educational opportunities for all students across the state.

Myles X Mendoza

Myles X Mendoza

President
Derrell Bradford

Derrell Bradford

Executive Vice President, 50CAN
Ed Kirby

Ed Kirby

Education Policy Consultant
Brian Brookover

Brian Brookover

Senior Director of Operations and Finance
Emma Ciavarella

Emma Ciavarella

Communications Manager
Kaitlin Donnelly

Kaitlin Donnelly

Managing Director of Development
Nathan Hoffman

Nathan Hoffman

Policy and Research Director
Anthony Holter

Anthony Holter

Executive Director
Alissa McCurley-Vogel

Alissa McCurley-Vogel

Government Affairs Director
Myles Mendoza

Myles Mendoza

President
Meggan Muller

Meggan Muller

Data Manager
Sinthu Ramalingam

Sinthu Ramalingam

Senior Policy Associate
Juan Rangel

Juan Rangel

Political Strategy Director
Julia Sullivan

Julia Sullivan

Administrative Assistant
Bobby Sylvester

Bobby Sylvester

Regional Director
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