Students

Teen’s Organization, ‘Black Is Gold’ To Host Back-To-School Drive
STUDENTS | July 26, 2018
Teen’s Organization, ‘Black Is Gold’ To Host Back-To-School Drive

The organization will host a back-to-school event at Marcus Garvey ES.

Hobby Turns Into Small Business, ‘Mimi’s Accessories,’ For This Teen Entrepreneur
STUDENTS | July 24, 2018
Hobby Turns Into Small Business, ‘Mimi’s Accessories,’ For This Teen Entrepreneur

Dyett HS freshman, Mimi Holmon is the owner and creator of Mimi’s Accessories. She started as a little girl making bracelets with her grandmother.

Senior Accepted Into Stanford and Yale Summer Law Programs
STUDENTS | July 19, 2018
Senior Accepted Into Stanford and Yale Summer Law Programs

Clemente Community Academy senior, Isabella Garcia, has always dreamed of one day becoming a lawyer, and this summer she’ll begin her journey.

Oglesby Student To Launch ‘JJ’s Delights’ After Winning School Competition
STUDENTS | July 19, 2018
Oglesby Student To Launch ‘JJ’s Delights’ After Winning School Competition

Jada, 13, will launch her dessert business, JJ’s Delights, in August. She won a business competition at Oglesbly Elementary.

Gage Park HS Grad Celebrates TGi’s One-Year Business Anniversary; Gives Back
STUDENTS | July 11, 2018
Gage Park HS Grad Celebrates TGi’s One-Year Business Anniversary; Gives Back

Devonta Boston is on a mission to bring teens and young adults across the Chicago area together.

Student Voice Committees
STUDENTS | June 26, 2018
Student Voice Committees

Students can participate in a Student Voice Committee at their school. They learn about the issues at their school and find ways to resolve them.

Michele Clark Graduating Seniors Earn Dual Business Credit
STUDENTS | June 21, 2018
Michele Clark Graduating Seniors Earn Dual Business Credit

Michele Clark seniors, Jermesha Jackson and Felicity Williams, enrolled in a dual credit business course.

Westinghouse Grad, Rapper ‘T Star,’ Heads To Columbia College
STUDENTS | June 15, 2018
Westinghouse Grad, Rapper ‘T Star,’ Heads To Columbia College

Tandrea “T Star” Hawkins, who is an actress, model, rapper and entrepreneur, is heading to Columbia College Chicago on a full-tuition scholarship.

Simeon HS Culinary Student Dreams Of Opening Restaurant
STUDENTS | June 13, 2018
Simeon HS Culinary Student Dreams Of Opening Restaurant

Simeon Career Academy grad, Ashton Wiley, has plans to one day open up a restaurant chain across the world.

Back of The Yards HS Grad ‘Sets The Bar’ For Family
STUDENTS | June 13, 2018
Back of The Yards HS Grad ‘Sets The Bar’ For Family

First generation college student, Marlen Gongora, will attend the University Wisconsin-Madison. She’s hoping to “set the bar” for her family.

Lake View HS Senior Heads To College On Posse Scholarship
STUDENTS | June 12, 2018
Lake View HS Senior Heads To College On Posse Scholarship

Tiyamika Williams, a Lake View High School senior, will start her next chapter this fall at Agnes Scott College thanks to a full-tuition scholarship.

Better Make Room Chicago
STUDENTS | June 11, 2018
Better Make Room Chicago

In celebration of Chicago’s Class of 2018, we’re introducing our #BetterMakeRoomChicago campaign to encourage and empower our students.