Harris Public Policy Announces 2020 Class of the Civic Leadership Academy
On January 9, the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) announced the 30 government and nonprofit leaders – representing the City of Chicago, Cook County, and citywide and community-based nonprofit organizations – selected for its 2020 class. The new fellows were introduced at a ceremony at Venue SIX10 in Chicago that featured Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot JD’89 as the keynote speaker.
Chicago Sun-Times: Student who aced AP Spanish test surprised with full ride to UChicago
Arturo Ballesteros, a senior at Back of the Yards College Prep, recently found out that he was admitted to the University of Chicago's College. The son of immigrants from Mexico, and the first in his family to attend college, Ballesteros plans to teach at a high school similar to his own and work with students of color form low-income families. For nearly the duration of high school, Ballestero was part of UChicago's Collegiate Scholars Program, and will now have the opportunity to attend the institution on a full-ride scholarship.
Surprise ceremony welcomes student into University of Chicago's incoming class
Chicago high school student Arturo Ballesteros, a member of the Collegiate Scholars Program, recently learned of his acceptance into the University of Chicago at a surprise ceremony at Back of the Yards College Prep, where his parents and teachers were present to celebrate with him.
English learners aren’t lagging behind their peers in school, study finds
A longitudinal study from the UChicago Consortium on School Research shows how English learners eventually gain proficiency in the language—and often match or surpass their peers in other academic measures.
UCSC's Director Sits Down with Michele Norris to Discuss "The Race Card Project"
In 2010, former NPR journalist Michele Norris founded The Race Card Project. Asking participants to articulate their observations and experiences of race into only six words, Norris wanted to start conversations about race in America – conversations that would elicit sentiments and hard realities that had rarely been expressed aloud.
Block Club Chicago: Nearly 10,000 Kids Will Receive 10 Free Books This Year Through The 'My Very Own Library' Program
The University of Chicago will provide ten free books to over nine thousand children through the My Very Own Library literacy initiative. Intended to foster a love of reading, the program allows the students to select high-interest books that are not typically found on a classrom syllabus.
Living the legacy: making careers in medicine accessible to South Side youth
Founded 1995, the Provident Foundation provides education, opportunities, and access to the medical industry to youth of color on Chicago’s South Side.
Panel brings educators together to share strategies for success
A group of educators, policymakers, and advocates convened at the University of Chicago Thursday to discuss ways to improve student outcomes and level the playing field in Chicago Public Schools.
Urban America Forward convenes leaders to explore local solutions to racial and economic exclusion
A diverse group of more than 80 city, community development, policy, business, and philanthropic leaders from across the country convened at the University of Chicago Tuesday and Wednesday to explore strategies to improve equity and inclusive growth in urban communities.
OSP Helps Students Access UChicago Internships Within the Computer Science Department
The OSP helps students like Ryan Wong access unique learning experiences and expand their academic experiences.
It's a Family Affair!
The OSP goes beyond just teaching high-school-level skills! Marguerite Faulkner shares why she believes her grandchild will continue to succeed with help from the OSP.
Crain's Chicago Business: 40 Under 40 Profile of Christina Hachikian
Judith Crown profiles Christina Hachikian, a leading force in social enterprise and development. Hachikian is the founding executive director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the Booth School of Business, which seeks to employ business insight and research capabilities in partnership with nonprofits.
CGTN America: Full Frame: Urban Violence in the U.S. with Roseanna Ander
The founding executive director of the University of Chicago's Crime Lab and Education Lab, Roseanna Ander, shares insight regarding gun violence in Chicago. She considers both the causes of the deadly epidemic and any potential solutions in this interview with CGTN America.