Community Involvement

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship contributions will be used to underwrite the cost of the 2019 Gala and enable Friends of Northside to provide more of its financial resources to cover spending for Northside not covered by the CPS budget.

Platinum Sponsor $6,000

  • Dedicated click through logo on the FON homepage to run from March 2019 through February 2020
  • Acknowledgement in FON weekly emails from the sponsors announcement until the Gala.  Continued acknowledgement via posted announcement within the school after the Gala until the end of the school year.
  • Logo acknowledgement on all event printed materials
  • Logo acknowledgement on Gala website, ticket ordering page and all Gala email communications
  • Logo acknowledgement on GiveSmart at Premier level
  • Thank you mention at start of live auction
  • Sponsor display table
  • Logos on video screen at event
  • 6 tickets for the Gala and VIP reception

Gold Sponsor $4,000

  • Dedicated click through logo on the FON homepage to run from March 2019 through February 2020
  • Acknowledgement in FON weekly emails from the sponsors announcement until the Gala.  Continued acknowledgement via posted announcement within the school after the Gala until the end of the school year.
  • Logo acknowledgement on all event printed materials
  • Logo acknowledgement on Gala website, ticket ordering page and all Gala email communications
  • Logo acknowledgement on GiveSmart at Standard level with display on all pages
  • Thank you mention at start of live auction
  • Sponsor display table
  • Logos on video screen at event
  • 4 tickets for the Gala and VIP reception

Silver Sponsor $2,000

  • Dedicated click through logo on the FON homepage to run from March 2019 through February 2020
  • Acknowledgement in FON weekly emails from the sponsors announcement until the Gala.  Continued acknowledgement via posted announcement within the school after the Gala until the end of the school year.
  • Logo acknowledgement on all event printed materials
  • Logo acknowledgement on Gala website, ticket ordering page and all Gala email communications
  • Logo acknowledgement on GiveSmart at Standard level with display on home page.
  • Thank you mention at start of live auction
  • Sponsor display table
  • Logos on video screen at event
  • 2 tickets for the Gala and VIP reception

Bronze Sponsor $1,000

  • Dedicated click through logo on the FON homepage to run from March 2019 through February 2020
  • Acknowledgement in FON weekly emails from the sponsors announcement until the Gala.  Continued acknowledgement via posted announcement within the school after the Gala until the end of the school year.
  • Logo acknowledgement on all event printed materials
  • Logo acknowledgement on Gala website, ticket ordering page and all Gala email communications
  • Logo acknowledgement on GiveSmart at Standard level with display on home page.
  • Thank you mention at start of live auction
  • Logos on video screen at event
  • 2 tickets for the Gala

Event Sponsor $500

  • Dedicated click through logo on the FON homepage to run from March 2019 through February 2020
  • Logo acknowledgement on all event printed materials
  • Logo acknowledgement on Gala website, ticket ordering page and all Gala email communications
  • Thank you mention at start of live auction
  • Logos on video screen at event

Corporate Sponsorship Commitment Form

CPS Volunteer Requirements

According to CPS policy, anybody who is going to be in contact with students must be approved as a CPS volunteer. There are two levels of volunteers, Level 1 and Level 2.

Level II Volunteers

(This process can be completed in a day & is required even of volunteers for Friends of Northside events)
A fingerprint criminal background check is not required for Level II Volunteers.

A Level II Volunteer is:

1. A parent providing supervised volunteer service in their child’s school or classroom for less than 10 hours/week;
2. Any individual providing volunteer service for less than 5 hours/week at a school where s/he does not have a child enrolled;
3. An individual providing incidental volunteer service with no ongoing individualized interaction with a student(s) including those who speak at a class/assembly, judge academic competitions, give musical performance, participate in the “Principal for a Day” program, job shadowing event or other one-time event provided where there is direct supervision of the activity/event by regular school employees;
4. A parent accompanying his/her child’s class on a one-day field trip or another type of extracurricular activity that does not involve an overnight stay;
5. An individual providing volunteer service on projects/activities involving no or nominal contact with children (home-based volunteer activities, volunteers serving at Central or Network office).

Level I Volunteers

(Please allow 8-12 weeks for the entire process)
A fingerprint criminal background check is required for all Level I Volunteers.

A Level I volunteer is:

1. A parent providing volunteer service in their child’s school or classroom for 10 or more hours/week;
2. An individual providing volunteer service for 5 or more hours/week at a school where s/he does not have a child enrolled;
3. Any individual chaperoning an overnight school-sponsored trip, regardless of the hours/week that the volunteer serves (See also the Student Travel Policy).

To become a volunteer, please visit CPS’ Volunteer website and follow the instructions. There is also a link on Northside’s website on the Parents page Northside Volunteers.

Assistant Principal Kaitlin O’Hare is Northside’s Volunteer Coordinator. After applying to become a volunteer, you must visit the school and show Ms. O’Hare your ID, so she can approve you to move forward in the volunteer process. For Level II volunteers, that is the only step you must take. For Level 1, you will receive further instructions from CPS.

Parent Seminar Series

Friends of Northside hosts parent seminar on issues related to teenage development, college preparation, and more!  If you have ideas for topics or speakers please contact our parent seminar Chair Miriam Disman.

Do You Have a Career You’re Passionate About?

Are you willing to share your knowledge with NCP students?

Teachers are looking for parents to speak about their profession in a classroom setting. Click HERE to add your name to a roster that we’ll pass along to our teacher representatives.