In support of its mission, the University has established partnerships with business and community groups, social service and government agencies, and other educational institutions. These partnerships work to promote academic excellence among traditionally under-served populations.
The Chicago ENLACE Partnership fosters the academic success of Hispanic students both at the high school and college level.
GEARUP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a partnership to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
The Chicago Teachers’ Center is an outreach center of the University’s College of Education. Since its founding in 1978, the Center partnered with urban schools to develop programs that improve the quality of education.
The NDCI (Network for Dissemination of Curriculum Infusion) connects education to life realities of students by preparing current and future teachers to seamlessly integrate prevention of drugs, violence and other problems into kindergarten through high school curricula.