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 supports South Side students, teachers, and families during remote learning
UChicago's Neighborhood Schools Program has worked closely with partner sites in recent months to optimize remote learning however possible, including through Jumpstart and Maroon Tutor Match.
With support from Booth alumni mentors, students at a Near West Side high school are launching successful entrepreneurial ventures.
“The goal is to help the young minds of today build businesses of tomorrow,” said Bart Marchant, who teaches the Entrepreneurship class. “It gives students a chance to take risks, fail, and continue to pick themselves up. Along the way, they learn important life lessons.”
Abraham and Karen Potts
Maroon Tutor Match
“[Tutor Meera Santhanam] really taught him how to study and prepare for testing and, more than that, showed him the value of studying. She’s given him valuable insight into college and what it requires.”