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“When I joined Chicago Scholars, I found a community of people who were just like me.”

DAVID Leon | Washington University of St. Louis | CLASS OF 2020 | Current CS Staffer

“A lot of low-income folks, first-generation folks, Latinx people, people of color. That community aspect was big for me. Having people at Chicago Scholars that are like minded that I could really relate to, with similar backgrounds and interests, was important.”

My NSO Experience: McKenzie Young, Class of 2029

Class of 2029 Scholar McKenzie Young reflects on her New Scholar Orientation experience.

What It Means to Be a Mentor at Chicago Scholars

Learn more about joining the Chicago Scholars community as a mentor.

In The Press

REACH wins at 2023 SXSW Pitch Competition

REACH Pathways, Chicago Scholars’ startup focused on our innovative new app, REACH, won the Future of Work category at the 2023 SXSW Pitch competition.