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Dear City Colleges of Chicago community, The transition to the fall season requires that we take the appropriate measures to remain healthy. Getting a flu shot helps avoid getting sick and protects the people around you, especially those with weakened immune systems. Understanding the importance of this health measure, we have partnered with the Chicago […]
While businesses of all sizes learn how to adapt to the changing marketplace, a small business owner and alum of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) at City Colleges of Chicago applauds the entrepreneurial learning program for giving him the tools to lead his business through COVID-19. Andy Bizub, owner of Midwest Performance Cars and […]
CHICAGO, IL – Harold Washington College, one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago, has been awarded new grants to enhance and expand its support services for students. The college for the first time in recent history has received the TRiO Student Support Services award totaling to more than $1.3 million over five years. Granted […]
The time is now to prepare for career opportunities that will follow a recovery from COVID-19, and City Colleges is making it even simpler to access a quality, affordable post-secondary education through new course bundles. Students who enroll in a bundle of City Colleges credit classes and stay enrolled in at least 6 credit hours […]
City Colleges of Chicago has released seven equity plans to turn the tide on disparities in student outcomes. Each of the seven distinct college plans addresses the unique assets and challenges of its campus community and forms a collective vision for equity and excellence at City Colleges. As Chancellor Salgado said, “by working to close […]
Yesenia Licona, a graduate of Richard J. Daley College, is using her artistic talent to spread news about the importance of completing the Census. She realized that her artistic skills, which she credits her mother for, could be used to encourage young people to participate in this important, nationwide survey. “I thought about the iconic […]
Student Success Stories
Zach Cash
Daley College
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Communication from the University of Arkansas, Zach Cash has had eight exciting years working behind the scenes for the Big Ten Network, then at McCormick Place to support large corporate conventions. This past summer he worked the BMW Golf Championship and earlier in September, he was on the sidelines...
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...
Johnny Horton
Kennedy-King College
Johnny Horton’s passion for community development has put him in the classroom, in non-profits that focus on fair housing, and now into a career in project engineering with Gilbane Building Company, City Colleges partner and one of the largest family-owned construction and real estate-development firms in the industry. He had earned a Bachelor’s of Arts...
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...
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...
Supporting Student Success
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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