#LEAPinnovatED19: Celebrating Our Sponsors

Our 2019 LEAP InnovatED Summit sponsors showcase education innovation each day, providing inspiration for us and our partner schools. While these organizations vary in size, location and industry, they share a common goal: to help improve learning experiences and outcomes for every student in the communities they work, live and serve. There are so many ways to approach this monumental goal, and we’re proud that our sponsors are focused on so many different aspects of it.


Google for Education gives teachers the freedom to spend more time personalizing the learning experience—and less time managing it. Students can learn 21st-century problem-solving and the skills they’ll use in their future careers, with accessibility features that help every student do their best work.

Be Internet Awesome is helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. They believe that to make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.


3 Oaks Resource Group International believes that every child is unique and special. They celebrate each child’s individual learning abilities and capabilities, by offering the newest, widest variety and most affordable classroom furniture, equipment and technology available. They believe that each child’s educational and emotional success is also their success. LEAP is proud to continue our partnership and look forward to showcasing how flexible furniture can play an important part in supporting personalized learning. 


The Chicago Public Education Fund focuses on improving the leadership of Chicago Public Schools by giving them individualized and responsive supports that are designed to help principals innovate. When asked why they believe that the success of every child should be personal, they said, “From our work with school leaders, we know that the path to success for every school – and every student – looks different. Students deserve the same kind of individualized support that helps them develop into strong thinkers and leaders, just like their teachers and principals.”

At its core, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation believes that its purpose is to “advance high-impact initiatives that enhance the quality of human life in the communities we serve.” Their Success Bound program aims to increase the likelihood of students succeeding in their educations and lives. The program has supported more than 10,000 students, with focus areas including better academic preparation, social support and best practices for a successful transition to high school and beyond.


Illinois Tool Works (ITW) is dedicated to leveraging the compelling performance potential that resides within their communities. Through their focus in education, ITW awarded post-secondary scholarships in 2018 totaling $640,000 to the sons and daughters of ITW colleagues. They also offer a world-class STEM education to more than 1,000 high school students each year at ITW David Speer Academy. ITW is deeply committed to using its resources to invest in student success by supporting programs and initiatives that improve access to high-quality education.

zSpace taps into cutting-edge technology to give students career-relevant, hands-on learning experiences, helping them know before they graduate if they are on the right path with medicine, engineering, architecture or whatever else interests them. With zSpace, students can pursue their personal interests, try new things and take risks in their schooling, while also developing an edge for college and careers by honing their 21st-century digital skillsets.

We are so proud to work with these innovative organizations, and we couldn’t have planned such a wonderful day without them. Thanks to their dedication to making the success of every child personal, the 2019 InnovatED Summit will be a jam-packed day of discussion, exploration and professional learning.