After an unprecedented year, Chicago Public Schools students graduating from UChicago college readiness programs prepare for their next chapters
This year, all 77 graduates of UChicago's Office of Civic Engagement’s college readiness and access programs were admitted to post-secondary institutions, receiving a total of $13 million in financial aid.
The Examined Life: Winning Words prepares high schoolers for an epic ethics competition
Winning Words mobilizes its interns, mostly College students, to foster philosophical conversation among students as young as second graders, with a focus on underserved communities on the South Side.
Twin Alumni Achieve MBAs and Thank OSP for their Positive Impact
The Office of Special Programs-College Prep has incredible alumni who have achieved undergraduate degrees and beyond. Twins Renard and Ronald Talley are two of these exemplary individuals who joined the Office of Special Programs family in the Spring of 2010.
Summer Internships with the Center for Data and Applied Computing
Over the summer, we had students from the OSP who participated in amazing research-internship opportunities. Christine Jacinto is one of our bright scholars that interned at the Center for Data and Applied Computing (CDAC), where she experienced machine learning and ethics first-hand.
Office of Special Programs Increases Student Confidence Through STEM Internships
Julio Ramirez reflects on the growth he’s experienced with help from the Office of Special Programs and how it has turned him into a more confident and prepared student.
The Office of Special Programs Helps Students Access UChicago Internships Within the Computer Science Department
The Office of Special Programs helps students like Ryan Wong access unique learning experiences and expand their academic perspectives.
The Office of Special Programs: It's a Family Affair!
The Office of Special Programs goes beyond just teaching high-school-level skills! Marguerite Faulkner shares why she believes her grandchild will continue to succeed with help from the Office of Special Programs.
2 sets of twin black girls are CPS valedictorians this year — a ‘powerful example’
Naomi and Nannette Beckley, twin valedictorians from the South Side's Gwendolyn Books College Prep and participants in the Office of Civic Engagement's high school preparation programs, are headed to Yale and Princeton on full scholarships from the Gates Foundation in the fall.
Twins Bound for Ivy League after UChicago College Readiness Programs
South Side Twins Naomi and Nannette Beckley are bound for Ivy League schools after participating, respectively, in the Collegiate Scholars Program and Office of Special Programs-College Prep, UChicago college readiness and access programs.
Remembering Tashonda Sanders
Shavon Edmond remembers his peer Tashonda as “an uplifting spirit" and "the glue to many friendships.” Mekhia Harris said Tashonda was “a problem solver” who “never liked to see someone angry.”
Celebrating 50 Years of College Access
This week, UChicago celebrated 50 years of groundbreaking programs led by the Office of Civic Engagement to help low-income, high-potential Chicago high school students gain admission to, pay for, and thrive in college.
Chicago High Schoolers Make the Most of Summer at UChicago
The Office of Special Programs-College Prep (OSP) and Collegiate Scholars Program (CSP) are two college readiness programs operating under the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago., both of which have supported Chicago-area high schoolers this summer as they continue to prepare for college and all that comes with it.