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Donell Barnett, District Director of Specialized Student Services at City Colleges of Chicago, has a longstanding association with the U.S. Army. Before joining City Colleges, Barnett spent 11 years in the Reserves and nine years on active duty in the U.S. Army. He was called upon to serve this March to join the fight against […]
With a new year just around the corner, it’s time to leave 2020 behind and make a new start. City Colleges provides a quality, affordable education that helps prepare you for a successful future. “At City Colleges our goal is to ensure that students have the support they need to achieve their academic and career […]
As the need for mammography screenings remains essential for women as they age, Malcolm X College has introduced a certificate that will provide licensed radiologic technologists with training that will enable them to specialize as mammography technologists. Set to begin in the Spring of 2021, those interested in applying for the program must meet the […]
Last week, City Colleges held a series of financial aid workshops to kick off the release of next year’s FAFSA. Students and parents were able to get their questions answered about applying for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which became available on October 1, 2020. City Colleges […]
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 […]
Student Success Stories
Rudy Cordero
Harold Washington College
Rudy Cordero tried college after he graduated from Lane Tech in 2007, but it wasn’t a good fit at the time due to exceptional family circumstances. He decided to enter the workforce and did well professionally, having various management roles in the retail, marketing, and tech industries. But he realized that no matter how hard...
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...
Alexander Hernandez
Truman College, Wright College
In less than ten years, Alexander Hernandez went from not speaking English, to his dream job at Google. When Alexander Hernandez came to the U.S. from Guatemala in 2011, he knew he wanted to learn English first – so he started taking free English as a Second Language classes at Truman College. Once he had...
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...
Jason Gary
Olive-Harvey College
Jason Gary was eager to learn more about careers in the up-and-coming cannabis sector, so when Olive-Harvey College launched the Basic Certificate in Cannabis Dispensary Operations last spring, he knew it was for him. Jason said he got a much better understanding of the cannabis industry, from the basics of cultivating through current laws and...
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...
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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