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.
Landmark Gift to UChicago is Nation’s Largest Ever for the Study of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
A new commitment to the University of Chicago from James and Paula Crown and their family will support the School of Social Service Administration, which will be renamed the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice.
Diverse learners, volunteers gain new perspectives through Winning Words partnership
At Hyde Park’s City Elementary, UChicago Civic Knowledge Project’s pre-college philosophy program makes a unique impact with the school’s diverse learners
HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship Program
Brittany Read majored in legal communications at Howard University and assumed she would go onto law school en route to a career in government and social policy. Then a merit-based, full tuition HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship from University of Chicago Professional Education put her on a new path to her goal.