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02 June 2023

Three Wendell Smith Eighth-Graders Look Forward to the Future

Nile, Jaleah, and Ja'Mya look forward to high school and beyond. 

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02 June 2023

Spotlighting Two Awesome Members of the West Park Class of 2023

Itzel and Guadalupe are ready and excited to start this next chapter of their lives.

02 June 2023

Two Members of the CPS Class of 2023 Highlight Their Transformative Experiences at Marsh Elementary School

Noah and Miguel can proudly say that Marsh has changed them for the better.

01 June 2023

Celebrating Four Members of the Peterson Elementary Class of 2023

Lilli, Michael, Xocelyn, and Ali are known for their kindness, maturity, and resiliency.

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13 June 2019

Englewood Graduate Heads to Brazil for Global Citizen Year Program

Engelwood native and Bridgescape Learning Academy graduate Aaron Johnson will spend a culturally immersive gap year in Brazil.

30 May 2019

Four CPS Seniors Share How They’ll Spend their Gap Year

Chicago Public Schools and Global Citizen Year have come together to offer a select group of CPS graduates an opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture in countries like Brazil, Senegal, and Ecuador before pursuing postsecondary education. The fellows will live with a host family and take advantage of apprenticeships that focus on local projects around education, health or the environment.

12 June 2019

Meet the Harvard-bound Solorio HS Grad Determined to Defy the Odds

Amado Candelario, a senior at Solorio Academy High School on the Southwest Side of Chicago, has been offered a tuition-free ride to Harvard and was selected out of 5,200 qualified nominees as one of the 2019 US Presidential Scholars.

07 May 2019

Science Teacher Overcame Rough Start, Now Encourages Students

Meet math and science teacher Karolina Towner, a former Michigan State University Urban STEM fellow who teaches at Albany Park Multicultural Elementary School in the Albany Park neighborhood. 

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01 June 2023

Highlighting a Talented Eighth-Grade Student at McPherson Elementary School

Darreanna sums up her time in elementary school as "wonderful." 

31 May 2023

Soon-to-Be Coonley Elementary School Graduate Shares Her Passion for Special Education

Elle has been part of Coonley's Best Buddies program since she was in third grade. 

30 May 2023

Recognizing Four Outstanding Students from Talcott Elementary

Kelly, Angela, Gabriela, and Arianna have overcome many obstacles at Talcott and are now prepared to take on any challenge. 

26 May 2023

Take Five with Armando Rodriguez: Deputy Chief of College and Career Success

Armando works every day to help bridge the opportunity gap for students who might not have clear pathways to college and career opportunities.