UChicago is a champion for quality PreK-12 education for students throughout Chicago, and our educational outreach programs help to put youth on the path to successful, productive adult lives.
UChicago extends its core educational mission through our deep commitment to Chicago students, from pre-kindergarten through high school. We offer a range of programs designed to provide our city’s youth with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in college and beyond.
We provide mentoring, tutoring, and other academic support to help Chicago Public Schools students thrive in high school and prepare for college. We also operate a top-tier neighborhood charter school with three South Side campuses, and we work with educators to improve school quality and achieve better outcomes for students throughout the Chicago Public Schools system.
In addition, our civic leadership programs and community collaborations offer UChicago scholars and students deeper insights into urban issues while helping to build new generations of thoughtful, well-prepared community leaders.
UChicago College Advising Corps: A game-changer for first-generation students
Through the work of advisers like Jose Heredia, a recent UChicago alum, the UChicago College Advising Corps provides one-on-one admissions assistance at ten local high schools on Chicago’s South and West Sides.
UChicago student organizations build community connections while teaching lifelong lessons
RSOs, ecognized student organizations, are one of the many ways that the learning experience at UChicago extends beyond classroom walls. Some of the University’s most innovative, enduring RSOs were created by students with a vision of driving social change through direct service to the community.
Programs prepare Chicago’s future scholars for college success
Collegiate Scholars are high-potential, underrepresented students at Chicago public high schools who participate during the school year in enrichment activities geared toward college readiness, leadership development, cultural awareness, and civic engagement.
Upcoming eventMar 2nd, 2020 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
How Long Must We Wait for Liberty: A Suffragette-Style Banner Workshop with Shelby Rodeffer
As Women’s History Month begins and we approach the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment, join the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago for a hands-on suffragette-style banner and flag making workshop.