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Kennedy-King College, one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago, has announced the creation of the Statesmen Scholarship award that will pay up to full tuition for any new student at the College this fall. New students are encouraged to apply by going to no later than Monday, August 17, 2020 to be eligible […]
Both San Antonio and Chicago recently unveiled programs meant to incentivize higher education and jobs training for out-of-work citizens A recent AP-NORC poll doesn’t bode well for the future employment prospects of millions of Americans. In April, 78% of those in households with a job loss due to COVID-19 thought layoffs would be temporary. Fast […]
‘Beyond Human Dreams of Loveliness’ at Truman College spells out that phrase, each letter inspired by a place — past or present — central to Uptown and the surrounding area. The Balaban & Katz theater chain already was at the forefront of Chicago entertainment in the early 1920s, owning the Riviera and Chicago theaters. Then, […]
Thousands of college students in Chicago will get a financial fresh start this fall to help the city recover from the pandemic lockdown that wreaked havoc on the economy. Read more at the Epoch Times.
Students who stopped out of City Colleges of Chicago can now get a “fresh start.” The community college system is offering to waive outstanding debt for students who stopped out of a program if they re-enroll and finish their first term, according to WBEZ. Half of their debt will be waived at that point, and […]
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Student Success Stories
Yesenia Licona
Daley College
Yesenia Licona is using her experience, passion, and artistic prowess to help get the word out in her community about filling out the U.S. Census and to vote in the November presidential elections. Born in Mexico, when Yesenia became a naturalized citizen, she couldn’t wait to vote and have her voice counted in things that...
Umara Zetino
Wright College
Umara Zetino’s advice to anyone who has been out of the classroom for a while is pretty straightforward: “it doesn’t matter what age you are, as long as you have the will and the drive. If you want to earn your degree, you can do it.” And she should know. After leaving high school at...
Joann Sirles
Olive-Harvey College
When Joann Sirles retired after a successful career at Amtrak, she hadn’t planned on finding a whole new career – but that is just what happened at Olive-Harvey College. Originally from Philadelphia, Joann left high school before she was able to graduate because she had to go to work. After a job in retail and...
Kaela Redd
Malcolm X College
Kaela Redd advises any high school student thinking about starting out at City Colleges to do it. Not only did she earn her associate degree for free thanks to the Star Scholarship, she has also received scholarships from the CME Group, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and DePaul, covering a large portion of her tuition...
Lydia Bellil
Truman College
When Lydia Bellil moved to the U.S. from France when her husband got a new job, she knew she would finish her college education. Her first hurdle was to improve her English, so she headed to Truman College. Her husband had taken English classes there and it was close to their home, so it was...
Alan Huerta
Daley College, Early College
As the youngest of four brothers, it is no surprise that Alan Huerta was looking ahead to how to pay for college earlier than many of his peers. Now, Alan is graduating not only from Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy with his high school diploma, but also from Daley College with his Associate in Computer...
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Patrice Henderson
Olive-Harvey College
It didn’t happen until later in life, but once Olive-Harvey College (OHC) Disability Access Center (DAC) director Patrice Henderson found her passion, she committed herself fully to her profession. Patrice grew up on Chicago’s South Side and attended Kenwood Academy. Once she completed high school, the mother of one took classes at Daley College and...
Tunisha Potter
Kennedy-King College
College advisor Tunisha Potter knows first-hand what some of her students are going through – because she’s been there herself. After graduating from Westinghouse High School in 2000, Tunisha moved to Texas with her mom. She was already a mom to a two-year old, and so community college was the best option for her. It...
Nicole Gould
Daley College, Early College
Nicole Gould always pictured herself working with young people, and has happily found her professional home at City Colleges as a college advisor, primarily for Star Scholars. Nicole is from Chicago, but after she graduated from Hyde Park Career Academy, she went on to earn her BA in criminal justice at Jackson State, an Historically...
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