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.
UChicago College Advising Corps: a real game-changer
During his senior year in high school, Hector Rabadan was savvy about what it takes to impress colleges. He signed up for AP classes, focused on maintaining his grades and showed exceptional leader...
Women’s Board grant opens Maroon Tutor Match to more South Side students
Abraham Potts made an amazing leap forward last year as a sophomore at Perspectives Charter Academy. After working with UChicago student tutors from the Maroon Tutor Match (MTM) program, his GPA im...
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering programs invite students into the world of STEM
The William Eckhardt Research Center at 57th and Ellis, home to the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME), has sleek glass walls. Rovana Popoff, PME’s senior associate dean and acting dean...
Abraham and Karen Potts
Maroon Tutor Match
Abraham Potts turbocharged his GPA last year, boosting it two full points with the help of a UChicago student tutor. On average, kids in the Maroon Tutor Match program improve a full letter grade in the subject area where they receive affordable, one-on-one tutoring.
Maroon Tutor Match
“Maroon Tutor Match helped me learn to work with people — not just students and families, but tutors as well — who were very different from me and had different priorities and struggles. Getting a better understanding of where people are coming from is invaluable.” -Akanksha Shah '17