Success requires opportunity and support. Farther Foundation works with Education Partners to identify and support students who are best prepared to benefit from an educational travel experience. Education Partners are schools and organizations that provide high quality education and extra-curricular support ensuring that students are prepared to succeed and thrive.
Alternatives Inc. Builds on the strengths of young people by focusing on leadership development, prevention of violence and substance abuse, academic enrichment and counseling.
Big Shoulders Fund
The mission of the Big Shoulders Fund is to provide support to the Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. 100% of the funds raised by the Big Shoulders Fund are used to support children through scholarships, special education programs, instructional equipment, much needed school facility improvements, faculty support, and operating grants.
By The Hand
By The Hand is an after-school program with an emphasis on academics and a commitment to nurturing the whole child—mind, body and soul. Founded in Cabrini-Green and located strategically throughout some of Chicago's most impoverished inner-city communities, where overcrowded and underfunded schools abound, By The Hand is filling a special need—and with great success. Kids are saying no to drugs, gang violence and teenage pregnancy. They are rejecting illiteracy and poverty as a way of life. Instead, they are developing into honor-roll students and changing the trajectory of their lives.
Cabrini Connections is a one-on-one tutoring and mentoring program serving 7th through 12th grade students living in Chicago's Cabrini-Green public housing project.
Centro Romero is a community-based organization that serves the refugee immigrant population on the northeast side of Chicago. We run an after-school program for children ages 7-16 to help the youth improve grades and receive a complete understanding of the work they are doing in school.
Chicago Public Schools - Summer Quest
Summer Quest connects students to pre-college programs by providing resources and support. We inspire high school students to visualize what is possible through higher education. By connecting low-income high school students with high quality pre-college programs, we send students outside their local neighborhoods on a quest for new intellectual, social, and leader- ship experiences. We provide the financial re- sources and support for students to access learning opportunities that would otherwise be unaffordable.
Christopher House creates a positive environment for young people and instills in them the values, skills, and beliefs they need to fully engage in the world around them. Our Youth Development programs surround children and youth with people who appreciate and accept them. We provide opportunities outside of school for students to learn, develop interests, and foster relationships with their peers. Christopher House staff and hundreds of volunteers: Promote academic success and a desire to excel by providing elementary and high school students with one-on-one tutoring. Provide young people with a safe and structured educational environment. Set high expectations for success and provide the support and guidance needed for youth to reach their goals. Enable community parents to work full-time knowing their children are safe.
Cristo Rey High School
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School offers a Catholic college preparatory education for the immigrant families of Chicago's near southwest side to advance the human and intellectual capacities, as well as the religious and cultural heritage, of all those it serves. The goal is to maximize the students' potential to prepare them to assume leadership roles in the civic, religious, business and cultural life of our city and nation.
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (DMSF) is a non-profit organization that provides four-year high school scholarships and educational support services to economically disadvantaged Chicago eighth grade students who demonstrate academic potential in order to ensure they are properly prepared for college.
Educational Endeavors mission is to provide customized and innovative education programs that enable students of all ages to grow in challenging and supportive environments. We operate from a perspective that views social consciousness and accountability as inextricably linked with education, and we enjoy collaborations with a variety of organizations, schools, and families that share a commitment to helping youth develop into mature, responsible, and thoughtful social participants.
HighSight is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring and leadership development for students to attend and succeed at private high schools in Chicago. There are currently 138 students in 24 high schools who receive financial, academic and social support from HighSight.
Holy Trinity High School
Holy Trinity, a co-educational Catholic high school, educates the heart as well as the mind of students from the culturally diverse neighborhoods of Chicago in a caring and challenging learning environment. The ultimate goal of Holy Trinity High School is the realized potential, self-respect, and self-reliance of its students as people of God and responsible citizens.
Horizons for Youth
Horizons for Youth is a community committed to helping children recognize and achieve their full potential. In partnership with dedicated families, we provide need–based scholarships, one-on-one mentoring, and enrichment programs.
Hostelling International Chicago
Hostelling International Chicago conducts community outreach programs that teach high school students from Chicago's often segregated and culturally isolated neighborhoods to build pride around their own culture, while opening their minds to learn about a new neighborhood and culture of their peers.
Juvenile Protection Association
Juvenile Protection Association's mission is to protect and to promote the healthy development of children whose social and emotional well-being, or whose physical safety are in jeopardy, either because of neglect or abuse at home or because of inimical interferences in the neighborhood, and, when necessary, to provide for the rehabilitation of families for such children.
Kappa Leadership Institute
The Kappa Leadership Institute - Chicago is a non-profit program designed for high performing under-represented and/or disadvantaged young men in grades 9th - 12th who attend a high school within the Chicago land area, show superior academic potential, and desire a high powered "Leadership" and "Mentoring" program that is challenging and extremely rewarding.
Kipp Ascend Charter School
KIPP Ascend Charter School is a tuition-free, college preparatory middle school located on Chicago’s West Side. As a charter school, we offer a free, public education to any student, grades 5-8, who chooses to enroll. Our mission is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to succeed in top-quality high schools, universities, and have a positive impact on their communities.
Lake Forest Academy
Lake Forest Academy strives to embody in its practices and to cultivate in its students excellence of character, scholarship, citizenship, and responsibility.
The Latin School of Chicago provides its students with a rigorous and innovative educational program in a community that embraces diversity of people, cultures and ideas. Latin inspires its students to pursue their passions and lead lives of purpose and excellence.
The overall goal of Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Sun-Times Judge Marovitz Program is to support one-to-one tutor/mentor programs serving young people in disadvantaged Chicago area communities by providing the guidance and support they need to both succeed in school and reach their full potential as an independent, productive adult.
LINK Unlimited is a not-for-profit organization that provides educational services and mentoring to economically disadvantaged African American youth from the Chicago area.
Make a Difference Youth Foundation
The Make A Difference Youth Foundation is an educational foundation dedicated to the academic and social development of youth.The Goal of Make A Difference Youth Foundation is to work with youth in creating the desire to succeed while understanding the importance of helping those in need.
Metro Achievement Center
Metro Achievement Center is a supplementary education program which promotes the personal and educational development of Chicago inner-city girls from 4th - 12th grades with the collaboration of parents, teachers and volunteers. Metro programs instill a sense of personal worth, develop students' talents, character, and spirit of service, and strengthen academic skills and work habits.
The METROsquash mission is to utilize squash, education, cultural experience and community service to empower Chicago Public School students to realize their full academic, athletic and personal potential.
Midtown for Boys
Midtown for Boys is a supplementary education program which promotes the personal and educational development of Chicago inner-city boys from 4th - 12th grades with the collaboration of parents, teachers and volunteers. Midtown programs empower academically middle-range inner-city boys to develop into upright, college-educated men who serve family and community.
Minds Matter are a not-for-profit organization that brings high-achieving and motivated high school students from low-income families together with dedicated mentors to achieve academic excellence and expand educational horizons.
Noble Street Charter School
Noble Street Charter School’s mission is to prepare Chicago’s youth to function successfully in society through commitment to educational excellence, civic responsibility and respect for the community, environment and people from all walks of life.
North Lawndale College Preparatory Charter High School
The mission of North Lawndale College Preparatory Charter High School is to prepare young people from under-resourced communities for graduation from high school with the academic skills and personal resilience necessary for successful completion of college. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, students participate in a variety of student development programs to be better prepared for college. Through the Phoenix Rising Summer Program, students are offered various enrichment opportunities: leadership development programs, academic and pre-college programs and internships.
Northside College Prep
The Mission of Northside College Preparatory High School is to create a community of learners striving to fulfill their individual and collective intellectual, emotional, social, and ethical potential;to forge partnerships for learning among parents, students, teachers, and local community institutions;to challenge all to assume their active roles in improving both the local and global communities; and to create an environment in which learners construct meaning by actively participating in the learning process.
OneGoal is an innovative college persistence program working to make college graduation possible for all students. As the country's only teacher-led college persistence organization, we identify, train and support our nation's most effective teachers to lead underperforming high school students to reach their full potential and graduate from college.
Pritzker College Prep Charter High School
Pritzker High School is part of the Nob Network of Charter Schools. Noble’s mission is to prepare low-income students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and to lead exemplary lives. Noble’s vision is to be the best network of high schools serving low-income students in America. We will prepare more than 2,020 Noble alumni to graduate from college by the year 2020, creating change in the communities we serve and creating momentum towards closing the achievement gap nation-wide.
Project Exploration inspires minority youth and girls with the wonders of science and discovery. We GET students interested in science, KEEP students interested in science and EQUIP students to pursue science. Our programs target Chicago Public School students who have been low and middle achievers, but who are also curious, open-minded, and passionate.
Providence St. Mel
At Providence St. Mel we believe in the creation of inspired lives produced by the miracle of hard work. We are not frightened by the challenges of reality, but believe that we can change our conception of this world and our place within it. So we work, plan, build, and dream - in that order.
Right Angle Foundation
The Right Angle Educational Foundation's mission is to create awareness of and provide funding for prestigious university-sponsored summer programs that increase access to higher education for low-income high school students in Chicago's West Town community.
Umoja Student Development Corporation
Umoja partners with teachers, school leadership at Manley and additional school partnerships to cultivate faith in the capacity of all students to grow, learn, and assume responsibility for themselves. For young people who have long been plagued by low academic and social expectations, these opportunities and relationships are essential to keeping them in school and building toward a positive future.
Ymen's mission is to prepare young men in the North Lawndale community for mature responsible leadership, academic excellence, and outstanding service to the larger community through a comprehensive college preparatory program, entrepreneurial training, a long-term mentoring network and community service learning.