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CCC Foundation raises an additional $2.6 million to support students impacted by COVID-19 In an effort to support its students during this pandemic, City Colleges of Chicago is working to award eligible students $12.7 million in federal CARES Act funds. More than 22,000 City Colleges students are potentially eligible for CARES Act funds, and in […]
Estos cursos gratuitos incluyen introducciones a la ciberseguridad, las redes sociales, la programación de Python, el espíritu empresarial y más. Las inscripciones están abiertas hasta el 19 de junio. Las inscripciones ya están abiertas para las clases gratuitas de educación continua de City Colleges of Chicago, una nueva Academia de Redes Cisco (Cisco Networking Academy). […]
These free courses include introductions to cybersecurity, social networking, Python programming, entrepreneurship and more; deadline to register has been extended to June 19th Registration is now open for free continuing education classes through City Colleges of Chicago, a new Cisco Networking Academy. The courses offered, which are completely online and self-directed, are Cybersecurity Essentials, NDG […]
When the 7 campuses of the City Colleges of Chicago begin the Fall term, they may have a different way of doing things because of the Coronavirus pandemic. City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado talks navigating college during COVID-19. Listen to the interview on WBBM News Radio. Listen to the interview on WBBM News Radio.
Colleges and universities in Illinois want their campuses to be open to students in the fall, after classes were forced online in March due to COVID-19. A state panel is going to recommend the best approach for the fall semester. The Illinois Board of Higher Education has announced the creation of a COVID-19 Campus Re-opening […]
Lauren Richards of Statesmen’s women’s basketball team graduating with Associate in Arts degree and 4.00 GPA. CHICAGO – Lauren Richards (Vernon Hills H.S.), a member of the Kennedy-King College women’s basketball team in 2019-20, has been selected as the school’s valedictorian for the June 27 virtual graduation. Richards, who owns a cumulative grade-point average of […]
Student Success Stories
Freddy Lucena
Malcolm X College
Freddy Lucena came to the U.S. from Caracas, Venezuela in 2016. While he was here on vacation, the political and economic situation in his country was getting worse, so he made the most difficult decision of his life – to make a new life in Chicago. He started taking ESL classes through Truman College in...
Marisol Perez
Truman College
Truman College Star Scholar and soon-to-be proud alumna Marisol Perez has a tough decision to make: where to transfer to earn her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education? Marisol has been admitted to Elmhurst College, Concordia University, and Eastern Illinois University, and is waiting to hear from Northeastern Illinois University before making a final decision....
Daniellia Marshall
Harold Washington College
When Daniellia Marshall graduated from Whitney Young in 2011, she had already found her passion – and immediately started doing freelance graphic design to build her portfolio. To help pay the bills, she worked a full-time job at emergency dispatch center. Not feeling totally fulfilled in her career, in 2018 she decided to pursue her...
Luis Matos
Truman College
Luis Matos came to the U.S. from Venezuela when he was 15 years old due to family reasons, moving to Chicago to live with his uncle. He attended Kelly High School, and always knew that college was in his future. When he was a junior in high school, his counselor told him about the Star...
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 industry. But he realized that no matter how hard...
Lauren Richards
Kennedy-King College
When Lauren Richards moved to Chicago from Minnesota with her “hersband” and kids in 2014, the mom of four had been working in medical records for years –but she wasn’t feeling fulfilled in her career. In 2016, she started working as an aid for adults with disabilities and found her true calling – but she...
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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