Ryan Banks Academy is an independent and coeducational college-preparatory, residential, tuition-free middle and high school that will prepare motivated students from Chicago neighborhoods to graduate from college, enter into meaningful careers, and be the catalyst to bring positive change into their communities.
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Welcome to the Ryan Banks Academy blog!

Have you ever built a school from the ground up?  

No?  Well, neither have we - but we are here to learn, grow, and do whatever it takes to make it happen.  We would love to take you along on this wild ride!

Follow us, and be a part of our journey while our group of dedicated, passionate individuals from both Chicago and from around the world come together to build Chicago's first residential school that will dramatically impact the lives of youth and teenagers in Chicago. 

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Why Fundraising Really Matters
  2015-11-13  Valerie Groth  General
RBA's education director, Trevor Sprague, talks about why fundraising REALLY matters.
The Story Behind Ryan Banks Academy
  2015-09-01  Valerie Groth  General
In this blog post, RBA founder Valerie Groth talks about how Ryan Banks Academy came into existence and about what the RBA team has been up to over the last year (hint: we've been BUSY!!)