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23 February 2024

Take Five with Chrishan David, English and AP African American Studies Teacher at Gwendolyn Brooks High School

Two years ago, Ms. David became one of 60 educators to teach the AP African American Studies Pilot 1 program, offering students a rich introduction to African American history and culture. 

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22 February 2024

My Experience as a Teach Chicago Tomorrow Scholar

By Davidd Alvarez, 2023 Graduate of George Washington High School

21 February 2024

Get to Know Luke, a Teach Chicago Tomorrow Scholar

Luke feels confident that this program is exactly what he needs to help him achieve future success. 

15 February 2024

Meet the Exceptional School Counseling Team at Chicago Academy High School

This team is known for taking care of both the heads and the hearts of the school's students and staff. 

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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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16 February 2024

Take Five with Yehiri Gonzalez: Teach Chicago Tomorrow Scholar

Throughout her time with Teach Chicago Tomorrow, Yehiri has fully immersed herself in every opportunity available to her.

13 February 2024

Eight Questions with A Veteran CPS Social Worker

Ms. Brown is known as a loving and caring person who goes out of her way to help students. 

09 February 2024

Take Five with the Northwest Middle School Counseling Team

Ms. Elizabeth Martin and Ms. Allison Manasse work together to have a hugely positive impact on the students they serve.

08 February 2024

Growing from a CPS Student to a CPS Teacher to a CPS Counselor

Ms. Marsh feels an immense responsibility to build a personal relationship with each of her students.