Art Reliford ’96 has been named to the Chicago International Charter School (CICS) board of directors. “All Chicago children deserve the opportunity to receive a quality education that will put them on the road to lifelong success. I look forward to bringing an additional perspective and commitment to academics to the CICS board of directors,” said Reliford. The mission of CICS is to provide an attractive and rigorous college-preparatory education that meets the needs of today’s students. It was founded on the belief that every child has the right to a high-quality education. CICS currently operates a network of 16 campuses serving 9,200 K-12 students across the city of Chicago and in Rockford, Ill.
Reliford is an equity partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, and focuses his practices on commercial litigation and business disputes, professional malpractice and general litigation. While a student at Hamilton, Reliford majored in history, played on the men’s basketball team, was a member of the Black and Latino Student Union and served as a mentor to students in the A Better Chance program.