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.
Play space is a million-dollar idea
Collaboration between UChicago students and Claremont Academy sixth graders wins $1.5 million city grant
Teaching incarcerated youth, UChicago law students find new perspectives on legal system
To illuminate the nuances of ongoing legal debates, Prof. Emily Buss taught a virtual seminar that brought Law School students together with incarcerated youth. Buss designed the course with her former student Heidi Mueller, now the director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice; and IDJJ Supt. Tresa D. Dunbar.
Upcoming eventFeb 10th, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Research Spotlight: Student Debt's Disparate Impact on Black Borrowers
Could higher education be exacerbating the racial wealth gap? Join the Crown School and To&Through Project to learn about how student loans are disparately impacting Black students' lives.
For more than 20 years, Summer Links, a program now led by the University Community Service Center within the Office of Civic Engagement, has paired undergraduate students with internships at local community-based organizations like Black Star to explore social issues impacting the City of Chicago.