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.
After expanding from annual one-day event, MLK Jr. Week of Service brings campus and community together virtually
Students, faculty, and staff from more than 13 campus units are participating in service projects including translation for local immigrant populations, resume reviews, and more.
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering course offers STEM pathway for City Colleges students
Students also receive advising around college readiness and admissions to help them prepare for transfer to four-year colleges, plus a $1,500 stipend.
‘Creating history’: Students interview essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
UChicago undergraduate students interviewed 48 essential workers, including CTA workers, about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic for a labor studies oral history project. The interviews will be archived in the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center.