Emergency Info

Personal Health, Safety & Wellness

Your safety, and the safety of our students, is of the utmost importance this summer. In the event of an emergency at Summer Training, please reference the following information on how to best handle the situation. Questions? Reach out to Steven, steven.grosso@teachforamerica.org. 


Corps Member Emergency Response Toolkit

Use this toolkit as a guide for how to prepare for and respond during emergencies on UIC's campus. For emergencies at your school site, please reference your School Logistic Manual and the training prepared by your Director of School Logistics. 

Immediate Phone Numbers to Call: 

  • 911 for all emergencies
  • 312-355-5555 for UIC Campus Police/Emergency


ProtoCall Hotline: 855-873-3293

Protocall provides a 24/7 toll-free hotline staffed by professional counselors, who are somewhat familiar with Teach For America. Phone conversations are confidential unless caller is in immediate danger. Please refer to this one-pager for additional resources alongside ProtoCall that are available to Corps Members throughout Summer Training.


Incident Report Survey

This online survey must be completed AFTER an incident takes place / has stabilized as a method of documenting the incident. It is important that EVERY incident be recorded by completing this survey.

There is no hard-and-fast list of all possible incidents, but common incidents include:

  • Injuries (anything requiring more attention than a Band-Aid)

  • Allergic reactions, particularly those related to the dining hall

  • Harassment

  • Illness that requires medical attention, particularly communicable diseases

  • Mental health concerns


School Emergency Response

In case of an emergency at your school site, please reference the specific emergency procedures for your building (links will be uploaded by Wednesday, June 13). You will receive training on school emergency procedures on Tuesday, June 26.

Piccolo Elementary (see Emergency Response tab)

Chavez Elementary

Crane Medical Prep

North Lawndale College Prep


Corps Member Policies and Waivers

The safety of our corps members and students is incredibly important to us. To make sure everyone is aware of the policies and procedures that Teach For America follows, please read the following documents. Questions on our policies? Feel free to reach out to Steven, steven.grosso@teachforamerica.org.