Upcoming Events

Apr
17
Tue
all-day Early Dismissal: ASPIRE Testing
Early Dismissal: ASPIRE Testing
Apr 17 – Apr 20 all-day
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Apr
24
Tue
all-day Begin Cura Personalis
Begin Cura Personalis
Apr 24 all-day
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Apr
26
Thu
4:30 pm Parent Advisory Meeting
Parent Advisory Meeting
Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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Apr
27
Fri
2:30 pm 2:30 Friday Dismissal
2:30 Friday Dismissal
Apr 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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May
4
Fri
all-day Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books
May 4 all-day
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9:15 am Parent Breakfast @ G19
Parent Breakfast @ G19
May 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
1:00 pm Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 
2:30 pm 2:30 Friday Dismissal
2:30 Friday Dismissal
May 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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May
11
Fri
2:30 pm 2:30 Friday Dismissal
2:30 Friday Dismissal
May 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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The Gies Campus of Chicago Jesuit Academy

In October 2015, Chicago Jesuit Academy’s campus at 5058 West Jackson Boulevard was officially renamed The Gies Campus of Chicago Jesuit Academy. By renaming the campus, the Board of Directors of CJA sought to recognize the instrumental role that Larry and Beth Gies and The Gies Foundation have played in the founding and growth of Chicago Jesuit Academy.

Thanks to an introduction to the concept of Chicago Jesuit Academy in 2005 from a mutual friend who knew of Larry’s past work with and deep interest in the future of children on Chicago’s West Side, Larry was eager to learn more. He called Catherine Cassidy – CJA’s founding Vice President of Operations & Development – to set up a face-to-face meeting while driving on I-57 to teach a business course at the University of Illinois.

Matthew Lynch joined Larry and Catherine at that first meeting. Matthew and Catherine asked The Gies Foundation to sponsor scholarships for six students in each of CJA’s grade levels. Four days later, The Gies Foundation promised to do precisely that. In the years that followed, The Gies Foundation increased their investment in CJA from 6, to 12, to 18, to 24, to 36 comprehensive scholarships for our students. By the 2019-2020 school year, The Gies Foundation’s support will grow to support 52 students at CJA.

Larry and Beth’s support for CJA spans well beyond scholarships for our young men. Beth – a former teacher – regularly tutors our students. Larry provides critical strategic guidance as CJA’s enrollment continues to grow and our College-Persistence Office expands to help more children find their path to and through college prep high schools, colleges and universities.

Most importantly, CJA has always been able to count on The Gies Foundation during times of crisis. When escalating gun violence threatened our students’ safety, Larry quickly agreed to fund daily patrols by a Cook County Sheriff’s Police Officer at CJA and the blocks around our campus. Larry, Beth and The Gies Foundation are deeply committed to creating opportunities for young men who are growing up on Chicago’s West Side.

About Larry Gies

Larry Gies is the founder, President and CEO of Madison Industries, one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are dedicated to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. Larry serves as the President of The Gies Foundation (which focuses on youth, education and health) and is a featured speaker at several universities. He has also coached numerous youth sports and serves on the boards of Amsted Industries (one of the largest ESOP’s in the United States) and the Accelerate Institute (which is solving for the ‘achievement gap’ in United States education). He holds degrees from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University.

The Gies Campus of
Chicago Jesuit Academy
5058 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60644-4324
(phone) (773) 638-6103
(fax) (773) 638-6107
info@cjacademy.org