Our Scholars and Alumni are our strongest advocates. Learn more about our program from the people who know it best.
Our READI Commitment
We approach everything we do, from team meetings to Scholar programming, through a READI — Racial Equity, Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion — lens. When we take the time to consider how our work and actions impact others, we make it easier for everyone to show up as their best selves.
The Emerge Program
With our partner Invest For Kids, Chicago Scholars hosts the Emerge Summer Internship Program to help close crucial the gaps in career resources like mentors, internship timelines, and resume support. Every summer, Emerge Scholars get hands-on training and crash courses in writing for job applications, networking, and other professional skills so they can enter the workforce with confidence.
Become a Scholar
Are you interested in being a Chicago Scholar, or do you know a high school junior who would be a good fit? Learn more about our application process here.
Become a Mentor
Mentors provide guidance during Scholars’ first two years in the program — and often become lifelong friends. Learn more about becoming a mentor here.
Events like Onsite and New Scholar Orientation would be impossible without our volunteers. Learn how you can help out here.
Join Our Team
Want to join the Dream Team? Find our open full- and part-time positions here.