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Somos Potentes

Acero Schools, in partnership with UnidosUS, is a proud host of the Padres Comprometidos Programs for our scholars' parents and caregivers. This 8-week course is composed of parents and caregivers of scholars of all ages who attend schools across our network. Our two cohorts are held in the Fall and the Spring and allow participants to learn ways to further their scholar's academic achievements while also making strides in their own personal development. For more information about the program or how you can participate please click here.


For more information about our, UnidosUS Affiliation click here.


Advocacy means raising awareness about an important matter to educate people and communities faced with big decisions or choices. There are a variety of ways to advocate for something important to our schools. This can include signing petitions or letters, attending events and speaking with public officials and community leaders.

Collective action is the key to our success, as the power of one individual alone is often not enough to make the kind of progress our students deserve. However, a group of people speaking up about the same issue makes it more challenging to ignore. Advocacy on a large scale on a single issue can make a serious impact on the decision-making of public officials and that is the crux of our Somos Potentes efforts.

  • Van trips: Join us in Springfield to meet with public officials.
  • Lobby Day: Participate in the annual INCS Lobby Day to advocate for your children's education.
  • Speak at a CPS board meetings: Join us to share your student's experience each month.
  • Share your testimonial: We want to hear from you! Contact to share your story!
  • Stay informed: Contact if you'd like to be added to advocacy-related newsletters and resources in partnership with the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) and Elevate Chicago.
  • Spread the word: Each of us has the opportunity to be an Acero ambassador.  Join us!



Showing your school pride on social media is an easy way to support us and bring awareness when needed. Parents can click here to access a library of materials you can use on your social media pages to show some pride.
Teachers, click here to download cover photos that have been specially designed just for our educators.
While we are not currently seeking parent volunteers in schools due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we hope to do so in the future.
Please contact your school for any volunteering opportunities that may be available.
Family Resources
Click here for more information about DACA including application workshops and clinics.
Click here to access our hub website with more information on school safety, vaccines, COVID testing and more.
Community Partners
Scholar Support
Help Hotlines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: 741741