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TRiO Talent Search

Lois Britton

Project Director
The program serves predominately low-income, potential first generation college students from the following target schools:

Middle Schools
Leif Ericson
Paderewski Elementary Learning Academy

High Schools
Richard T. Crane 
John Marshall Metropolitan
Orr Academy
Wells Community Academy

Students not enrolled in one of the target schools are welcomed to apply for the program.

Services available to students include: tutoring, standardized test preparation, strategies to improve study skills, time management and assistance with financial aid and college applications. Additionally, we arrange for our high school students to attend college tours and offer a summer camp for our middle school students. All program services are free.

Who is Eligible

To participate in the Educational Talent Search Program you must be:
• Age 11 through 27
• At a low income family level
• Potentially a first generation college student
• U.S. Citizen or permanent resident




Faculty & Staff

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Name ​ Email​ Telephone​ ​Room
Lois Britton - Director (312) 850-7137 ​1316
Corey Trotter​ - Counseling Specialist​ (312) 850-7264​ ​1317
​Stella Nolan-Thompson - Clerical Support
​(312) 850-7123 ​1317

Contact Information

​ (312) 850-7123
(312) 850- 7119
1900 West Van Buren Avenue
Room 1316
Chicago, IL 60612
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Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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