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Office of Special Programs-College Prep

The Office of Special Programs - College Prep (OSP-CP) is one of three college readiness programs operating under the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago that works with area high-school students.

In 1968, Larry Hawkins founded the OSP-CP to provide support for the academic success of urban high-school students in the academic middle, underserved, and under-resourced populations, including first-generation college students. 

OSP-CP activities, including tutoring, academic advising, and workshops, are designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students. These activities are reinforced through college and career exploration within our programming.

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Career Conference

All Chicagoland high-school students are welcome to attend The Kovler Foundation Larry Hawkins 2020 Career Conference for High School Students in July 2020. Attendees will hear from professionals in more than a dozen fields and receive advice they can use as they explore potential career paths.
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