Education is the Great Equalizer.
If we are serious about Chicago's standing as a competitive global city, then we must be equally serious about educating each and every one of our young people. That's where you come in.
Did you know?
College graduation rate for CPS graduates within six years of enrollment in a four-year degree program (national average is 64%).
College enrollment rate for Manley High School 2011 graduates with the support of Umoja (from 10% before Umoja's presence).
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates for Umoja participants, compared to a national average of 57%, and a CPS average of 86%.
Single-year reduction in out-of-school suspensions at Manley (2011/12 from 2010/11).