Joseph "Joe" Kellman (January 7, 1920 – January 7, 2010) was an American businessman and philanthropist. Born in Chicago, Il, he grew up in the Lawndale neighborhood. In 1988 in he established the country’s first business-sponsored elementary school, the Kellman Corporate Community School in impoverished North Lawndale. The philosophy behind the project was to apply the techniques that are common in business to public education and to improve the learning environment in inner-city public schools. The school has been innovative in its use of computer technology and implementing 1-to-1 learning methods. Since the establishment of the school the primarily African-American residents of the neighborhood have enjoyed a truly different kind of school working in close partnership with the Better Boys Foundation to improve the quality of life for North Lawndale youth and their families.