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The Center for Christian Urban Educators (C-CUE) is sponsored by the Bright Promise Fund for Urban Christian Education and provides a professional network for Christians involved in private, public, and Christian schooling in the unique context of urban life in North America. It serves as a school improvement network, a center for conferences and symposia for urban Christian educators and utilizes the schools of the Bright Promise Fund as lab schools for teacher education and the sharing of best practices.


The Center is housed in the Daystar Center at 1550 S State Street in Chicago, IL.  


Harriet Potoka ( serves as the Director of the Center. Harriet recently retired as the founder and principal of Daystar School in Chicago. Prior to her leadership role at Daystar, she served as the principal of Sylvan Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI, as curriculum director and principal of Calvin Christian School in Mpls. MN and as a classroom teacher in Mpls. and Sioux Falls, SD. Harriet has her undergraduate degree from Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA) and an MA in School Administration from St. Thomas University (St. Paul, MN),


Harriet is passionate about finding ways to foster students' curiousity and enjoyment of learning and providing underserved children with the same educational benefits that impacted her while attending Christian schools.

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