College application and enrollments rates are way down. More than a decade of progress toward leveling the college playing field for Chicago’s young people now stands in jeopardy.
Tag: first-generation college students
By Working with Braven, Monroe Elementary’s Kyle Schulte Is Helping First-Gen Chicago College Students Land Their Dream Jobs
Monroe Elementary assistant principal Kyle Schulte just can’t get enough of helping young people achieve their dreams. Here’s how he and Braven help college students pursue their career goals.
Jones Counselor Brian Coleman Talks College Access, Sex Ed and Supporting LGBTQ+ Students
Brian Coleman, who heads the counseling department at Jones College Prep, has been named the 2019 National School Counselor of the Year. This is the second year in a row that a Chicago Public Schools counselor has held the title. Chicago Unheard spoke with Brian recently about his journey from acting to school counseling, the ways Jones is strengthening college…
3 Tips to Survive College From Someone Who Made It
Editor’s Note: This is a condensed version of Samantha Smylie’s speech to the 2018 graduating class at John Hope High School in Chicago. Hope is one of the high schools that will be closing as part of the plan to create a new high school in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Smylie is a Hope High School graduate who earned a bachelor’s…