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Do you want to make a difference in the lives of our city's talented youth and help us transform Chicago?

We believe that investing in Chicago's youth is the best way to ensure Chicago continues to thrive.  Our city's youth has talent, ambition and grit, and we must invest in the talent of these young people by equipping them with the skills and tools to be successful.

Just 8% of Chicago Public School students will graduate with a college degree by the age of 25. There is also a lack of diversity in the workforce at all levels and in every industry.  

By equipping our city's talented and diverse young people with the leadership skills and the tools they need to succeed, we believe we can transform Chicago.

About Chicago Scholars

Our Mission: We uniquely select, train, and mentor academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college and become the next generation of leaders who will transform their neighborhoods and our city.

What We Do: We provide Chicago’s young future leaders with the support they need to achieve their dreams: mentorship, college admission support, and leadership and career development.

Our program targets high need, first-generation students from every neighborhood and every high school. We believe that the career growth and success of our Scholars not only lifts the students, but also enhances Chicago’s neighborhoods and competitive position in the global economy.

Our Scholars persist and graduate at a rate of 86% 


Work with us

Chicago Scholars is a great place to work.  Join our team of talented and passionate individuals at our fun and open office in downtown Chicago.  We offer competitive benefits and a supportive, team-oriented office culture.  

Pssst... Our office was named one of Chicago's Coolest Offices by Crain's in 2015.


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