Gary Comer grew up in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. In 1998, Gary visited his grammar school, Paul Revere Elementary, and found that the school, as well as its surrounding neighborhood, faced many challenges. Gary had a desire to help and began by donating funds for facility and teaching improvements. Gary’s commitment grew, creating additional partnerships to help address challenges in this traditionally underserved area of the city. His initial investment and vision laid the foundation for the Comer Education Campus.