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.
Picturing the possibilities at PME: UChicago Collegiate Scholars get a virtual introduction to molecular engineering
For the first time, Collegiate Scholars Program classes were taught virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering's Introduction to Molecular Engineering course where students learned through at-home projects like building circuits.
UChicago Stand Together: New Initiative Helps CPS Students Along the Path to College
The initiative offers specialized help for students from Chicago Public Schools and area charter schools who will now navigate the college search and application process virtually, plus support to community-based organizations with expertise in assisting students on the path to college.
Chicago Tribune: More kids are on path to aviation careers, thanks to nonprofit AeroStar — with boost from U. of C.’s Accelerator for community programs
Thanks to UChicago's Community Programs Accelerator, Tammera Holmes and her nonprofit, AeroStar Avion Institute, have provided incredible opportunities for young people—especially women—in aviation.
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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.”