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Chicago Scholars named 2018 recipient of NPEA Award for Excellence

We are honored to be named the 2018 recipient of the  NPEA — National Partnership for Educational Access Award for Excellence!

The Award recognizes an NPEA member who has demonstrated excellence in supporting underserved students on the path to and through college through effective practices, a commitment to data for program improvement, support for students’ personal growth and success, strong program sustainability, leadership in the community, and creative problem-solving and innovation.

“Through our work at Chicago Scholars, we strive to change the narrative of what is possible for students from underserved communities by providing them with the resources and mentorship they need to succeed. We believe that all students should have equitable access to education no matter what zip code they were born in or neighborhood they call home,” said Chicago Scholars’ President and CEO Dominique Jordan Turner. “Receiving this award energizes us to continue to provide transformational programming for our Scholars as they progress on their journey to become the next generation of Chicago leaders.”

Thank you to NPEA and  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation!