Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 54°F
WTTW has partnered with organizations across Chicago to raise awareness of the dropout crisis and the many services and opportunities that are available to individuals needing assistance or who wish to volunteer. The following organizations have partnered with WTTW by sharing their expertise, knowledge, creativity, passion, and commitment to the young people and their families in Chicago.
University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (CCSR)
The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research is one of the nationís leading research organizations regarding urban education. The Consortium has a wealth of knowledge and information about the dropout crisis and Chicago schools and practices.
Youth Connection Charter Schools
YCCS serves at-risk students and high school dropouts ages 16-21 who have been underserved and/or disconnected from traditional education. In order to enroll, studentís last regular placement must have been between sixth grade and their senior year of high school, and the student must be under the age of 21 at the time of enrollment.
The Tutor/Mentor Connection (formally Cabrini Connections) has a comprehensive list of mentoring and tutoring organizations and programs mapped out by neighborhoods.
Network for College Success at the University of Chicago
The Network for College Success provides coaching, training, and support for school principalsí. NCS is part of the University of Chicagoís Consortium on School Reform. Currently, NCS is working with 10 high schools in Chicago.
Office of Student Support and Engagement
The Office of Student Support and Engagement was established to enable schools to offer a variety of high-quality programs that support academic instruction and enrich the development of children during, before and after the school day.
Chicago Public Schools: Alternative Education and Transition
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Alternative Education and Transition programs work to reduce the dropout rate through prevention and credit recovery options, and assist dropouts in their efforts to return to school.