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.
How coronavirus could impact futures of students entering high school, college
Coronavirus-related school closures create disrupt support systems for low-income students, especially those who are entering or leaving high school.
University of Chicago partners with Cook County to offer six weeks of educational content during COVID-19
University of Chicago and Cook County have partnered together to offer six weeks of curated educational content for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Latest eventMar 5th, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cinema 53 Screening: Dawnland with Heather Miller and Eve Ewing
The DAWNLAND film foregrounds the immense challenges that the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission faces as they work toward truth, reconciliation, and the survival of all Indigenous peoples.
IMPACT Leadership Development Program
IMPACT’s name is an acronym of its mission to create a pipeline of informed, motivated, perceptive, authentic, connected talent to fill critical roles in Chicago’s business, public, and nonprofit sectors. The Chicago Urban League program admits about 30 new fellows each year.