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One Chance Illinois – Action (OCI-A), is proud to announce our new priority – Kids with Unique Abilities!

OCI-A is empowering parents, grandparents, guardians, and foster parents of children with unique learning needs to choose high-quality, inclusive education options that best allows them to become the people they are meant to be.


Changing the Education Policy Conversation...

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for parents

Too many education thought leaders and talking heads argue about which type of educational provider is best able to serve children. Instead, parents must be empowered to choose the best education for their child, all the while having access to the necessary information to make an informed decision.

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for access

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

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for children

We believe in realistic solutions– always putting children first and working with 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.

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Advocating for Illinois Families

One Chance Illinois – Action is a 501c4 organization 
that supports local, regional and state efforts to expand educational options for families.


The organization led the 2017 passage of the Invest in Kids Act that has so far generated over $280,000,000 in tax credit scholarship dollars for more than 37,000 low-income students to attend over 430 private schools. OCI-A also led the legislative campaign to expand educational resources in public schools for gifted students of color.


Building on these successes, today OCI-A brings together a diverse coalition – from parents of unique learners to private trade union leaders – to expand the tax credit program and other educational programs that benefit Illinois kids and families.


Join our coalition today. Because kids only get one chance at a quality education.

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