We demonstrate our commitment to urban education by developing and investing in programs and initiatives that serve children from pre-K through high school and by working with teachers and principals to improve our city’s school system.
As a champion for quality preK-12 education for students throughout Chicago, UChicago extends its core educational mission through a range of programs designed to provide our city’s youth with the broad-based academic knowledge and well-developed study 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.
Neighborhood Schools Program connects UChicago students to Chicago Public Schools
Since its founding in 1976, NSP has played an important role in pairing UChicago students with schools in the University’s neighboring communities such as Woodlawn and Washington Park.
MAPSCorps joins Northwestern to continue its growth and impact
The MAPSCorps team, technology, and STEM programs will become part of Northwestern University’s Digital Youth Network (DYN) lab.
The Computing Pipeline: A foundation for diversifying computer science
The Broadening Participation in Computing program at the University of Chicago provides students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to get involved with computer science in a way that keeps them continually engaged from high school and beyond.
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