We have four programs that reach students and teachers in high-poverty schools:

  • The Free Store

  • Teachers and other school personnel in eligible schools  “shop” for free school supplies throughout the academic year.  All materials distributed are used to create inviting learning environments and to support the academic and personal growth of students living in poverty.

  • Classroom Up

  • The Classroom Up program is the first of its kind in the United States and allows CMS teachers to order essential school supplies via an online portal. The free supplies are then delivered directly to the school.

  • Classroom Central Mobile Free Store

  • Classroom Central delivers essential items to the high-poverty schools that are geographically further from our Free Store, an effort to make sure to reach more students.

  • Backpacks & Basics

  • With the help of sponsors, Classroom Central provides the highest poverty schools in CMS (100% free reduced lunch rate) with backpacks filled with school supplies for the entire school.

If you are a teacher wanting to learn more about our programs or eligibility, please visit our Teacher Section.