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Center for College Access and Success
Free professional development workshops for teachers
in May and June. An exciting array of workshops from
content strategies, improv in the classroom and graphic
novels. View the flyer.

Posted: 2015-5-7

African Summer Institute for Teachers 2015
Discover new ways to integrate social, cultural, historical,
economic, and political themes about Africa into your
classroom. Collaborate with other teachers to create
a classroom unit that will be implemented in the fall.
July 6 - July 24, 2015. View the flyer.

Posted: 2015-4-28

1st Saturdays Careers in Focus: Chicago Public Library
Teen Services and YOUmedia present a Teen College &
Career Event series. Saturday, May 2, 11am- 4pm
explore Engineering. Free. View the flyer.

Also coming soon:

June 6 - Fashion
July 11 - Environmental Science
August 1 - Music/Entertainment
September 5 - Film/Photography

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Posted: 2015-4-21

Game Jam - Design games with some of the best game
design educators in Chicago, Saturday, May 9, 2015 from
9 am to 12 pm. Free but registration required.

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Posted: 2015-4-21

Northern Illinois University College Bridge Program
June 26 - August 1 for juniors who are planning on
attending NIU. Accepting Applications now through
May 1, 2015. Apply now.

Posted: 2015-4-21

One Summer Chicago offers over 24,000 employment
and internship opportunities. Accepting Applications
now through May 15th, 2015. Apply now.

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Posted: 2015-4-7

Chicago City of Learning - Explore things to do in
Chicago and online Explore hundreds of activities in 11
topics. Earn while you learn. Not only you can earn digital
badges but you can also win raffle prizes. Learn more.

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Posted: 2015-4-7

After School Matters - Find Your Future with After
School Matters! Search for programs, internships, and
work experience opportunities. Summer applications are
open. Apply Now!

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Posted: 2015-4-7

GlobalGirl Media - is recruiting for the annual Digital
Media Journalism Summer Training Academy, June 29 -
August 15, 2015
. Apply at After School Matters.

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Posted: 2015-4-7

Lincoln Park Zoo Summer 2015 Teen Programs - offers
a variety of teen programs throughout the summer.
Fill out the GEAR UP pre-registration form first,
then follow the link on the GEAR UP form to the
Lincoln Park Zoo application.

Malott Family Zoo Intern Program

Research Apprenticeship Program

Camp Teen Volunteer

Applications due no later than April 17. Apply now.

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Posted: 2015-4-7

Inquiry and Design Institute - Participate in hands-on
inquiry essential workshops that demonstrate inquiry in
action. Interact with like-minded teachers and be inspired
in your practice. Earn 24 CPDUs. June 29-July 2, 2015.
Designed to address the needs of teachers in grades

Posted: 2015-4-6

Learning Is a Lifestyle - through the Chicago Art
Department, CAD is asking for submissions of ideas,
concepts and proposals for art projects which will be
shared with the public in the forthcoming publication,
“Learning is a Lifestyle: Speculative Art Projects to
Activate Connected Learning in Chicago.”
Artists who submit ideas for the book may stipulate that
their project be considered for funding awards.
Due April 20, 2015. Learn more.

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Posted: 2015-4-6

Operation Airlift @ the Adler Planetarium - Come put
your skills to work at the Adler Planetarium's Operation
Airlift on Saturday, April 18, 2015! Students will compete
to design and build the best possible remotely-controlled
airship. Learn more.

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Posted: 2015-4-2

Yolobe Teen Expo - You're invited to Yolobe's first ever
Teen Expo! April 18, 2015 @ Tinley Park Convention
Center 11am - 2pm. Learn more.

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Posted: 2015-4-2

Hive Chicago April 2015 Meetup - The Center for
College Access and Success will be hosing the next Hive
Meetup, Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 9am to 12pm.
Learn more.

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Posted: 2015-4-2

Young Authors Playlist - Story Week A group of GEAR
UP students won a place on the Story Week stage this
Saturday. These are young, talented writers, learning
to explore their craft. Come on out and support them
this weekend. Learn more. See the flyer.

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Posted: 2015-3-18


1st Saturdays Careers in Focus: Teen College & Career
Event at CPL Chicago Public Library Teen Services and
YOUmedia are excited to announce the first in a series
of College & Career events for teens! Our first 1st
Saturdays will take place on Saturday, April 4, 11am-
and explore the Writing & Publishing industry.
View the flyer.


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Posted: 2015-3-17


Digital Divas Spring Break Club
Do you know any 6th grade girls looking for a FREE
spring break camp? April 6 - 10, 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm
DePaul University, Program is free and lunch is provided.
Learn more


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Posted: 2015-3-16


The Field Museum is hosting its Summer 2015 Teen
Workshops and they are holding 8-10 seats and waiving
the fee for GEAR UP students. GEAR UP students who
apply must indicate in their application that they are in
GEAR UP. Workshops run from June 22 - August 7th.
Apply now.


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Posted: 2015-2-24

Mikva Challenge is offering Youth-Led Peace Action
Project Grants. Apply now. for grants to support Peace
Projects in your school or community. For student-led

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Posted: 2015-2-24

The National Museum of Mexican Art is accepting
resumes from high school seniors or college students
to be part of an after-school CASA program.
To apply for the position


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Posted: 2015-2-24

After School Teen Hangouts
Come to the Adler Planetarium on Wednesdays 4 - 7 pm
to hang out and learn some new skills in science,
engineering, and digital media.  This is a free program –
drop by when you can! Ventra cards are provided to
cover the cost of transportation to the Adler.
Learn more

Summer Teen Internships
The Adler Planetarium has summer internships that place
students in professional museum roles. These paid teen
interns will work Monday through Friday from June 22 to
August 14. Learn more.

The 2015 internship application window will open
Monday, February 9

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Posted: 2015-2-2

HackLabs: Data in Difficult Places Hackathon
Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium
At this all-day event teens will work in teams to design
components of citizen science projects.

No prior experience necessary! Learn more.

Registration is NOW OPEN Saturday, February 7, 2015,
9:00 pm to 4:00 am

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Posted: 2015-2-2

The Black Creativity Innovation Studio
Experience innovation, create your own solutions and learn about
important contributions of African-American innovators.

Drop-in Time for guests, and Innovation Workshops for school and
community groups.

Saturdays, February 7, 14 and 21, 2015, 10 a.m., 11 a.m, noon,
1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Learn more.

Check out Kids Museum Passport at Chicago Public Libraries for
admission to Chicago Museums.

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Posted: 2015-2-2

One Book, One Chicago
Activities for the One Book, One Chicago: The Amazing Adventures of
Kavalier & Clay
by Michael Chabon at Harold Washington Library Center.


Make a Superhero Badge
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Design a superhero themed badge to wear or give as a gift using free
design software and learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing.


F.L.O.W. Open Mic Night: The Hero Edition
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Explore what it means to be a hero through music, art, photography
and more. All teens are welcome to create poetry, music or other
performance pieces for the open mic showcase.


J. IVY, Poet and Writer: How You Can Be A Personal Hero
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hip hop's favorite poet, writer and Grammy-winning performer,
J. Ivy reflects on what heroism means in families and how you
can be a personal hero.


Hearts for Vets: Free Printmaking Workshop with Eric Garcia
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1 – 3 pm, Learn more.

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Posted: 2015-2-2


After School Matters
Apply for Spring 2015 programs and internships!
Want to see ALL available Spring programs?

Look up specific programs.


Humboldt Park Portal
Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Paid
Apprenticeship Programs and Internships with After School Matters

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Posted: 2015-2-2

Social Impact Leadership Series
Join the Social Enterprise Initiative for a Social Impact Leadership Series
event Unlocking College Persistence: A Data-Driven Model that Works.

Jeff Nelson, OneGoal, and Jenny Nagaoka, University of Chicago's
Consortium on Chicago School Research, will discuss OneGoal's mission
to transform college completion rates. They will discuss findings from
OneGoal’s external evaluation.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Gleacher Center, 
Room 621, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611,  3
12.464.8787, February 18, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Posted: 2015-2-2

The Center for College Access and Success at Northeastern Illinois
University presents iMATHination, an engaging 2-day mathematics and
science conference for teachers.

January 23 - 24, 2015 at the Q Center in St. For more information
about iMATHination.

Posted: 2015-1-12

Chicago City of Learning - Young Author Playlist

Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours? The Young Author Playlist helps you tell your stories in lots of different ways.

As you develop as a Young Author, you get access to all kinds of special opportunities, like:

Publishing your work
Touring Chicago newsrooms
Shadowing at the Poetry Foundation
Scholarships to writing workshops
Working with local professional writers
Creating a professional video of your work

Get Started Now! - Applications due January 17, 2015. Learn more.

Posted: 2015-1-12

Mikva Challenge

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Mikva Challenge is inviting 100
Chicago youth ages 13 - 21 to join in a half-day event to discuss how
youth can be a force for change in reducing violence and promoting
peace. January 19, 2015. Visit the website or view the flyer.

Posted: 2015-1-12

Fund for Teachers
Fund for Teachers provides educators the resources needed to pursue
self-designed professional learning experiences. FFT grants are used
for a variety of projects; all designed to create enhanced learning
environments. Applications due January 29, 2015. Learn more.

Posted: 2015-1-4

Destination: Chicago — Maker Party
Around the world, schools are catching the buzz of the Maker Movement.
Teachers are bringing hands-on building and tinkering activities into
the classroom. Teachers are welcome to attend the Teacher Track at
this January's Destination: Chicago Maker Party. Learn about
the history of the Maker Movement in schools. Participate in Maker
Stations and create a classroom activity plan. Earn 2 CPDU credits for

Jones College Prep, Saturday, January 24, 2015, 11 am - 4 pm.

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Posted: 2014-12-16

Hyde Park Art Center — Youth Programs
Teens are invited to attend two free Winter Quarter teen programs:
Video Game Design sponsored by Plug-In Studio, and Digital Photo
sponsored by Columbia College, both starting in the first week of

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Posted: 2014-12-15

Mozilla Webmaker - Create an App
The Hour of Code campaign is December 8-14, and Hive Learning
Networks and Webmaker are signed on as partners.

Hive Labs have put together a fun activity on Webmaker. It's a step-by-
step tutorial for creating a weather web app that helps you decide
what to wear based on the forecast. The app can run on your phone
or the web, and involves some basic Javascript functions, HTML and CSS.

Snow boots or T-shirts? Create an app for your phone or the web
using local weather data to help you decide what to wear. It's a
"choose-your-own-adventure" approach to beginner Javascript,
computational thinking and app development. The interactive tutorial
walks you through each step -- no prior coding or app development
experience necessary!

For more information on the weather app.

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Posted: 2014-12-09

Adler Teen Takeover - Dance Your Mass Off
Chicago Teens! Join the Adler Planetarium on Wednesday,
December 17, from 6 to 9 pm for our first-ever Teen Takeover, an
evening of science, geekery, and fun for Chicago teens.

“Adler Teen Takeover: Dance Your Mass Off” is a celebration of young
people at the Adler, opening the museum after hours to Chicago teens
ages 14 to 19. “Dance Your Mass Off” will feature a team trivia
competition for you to show off your impressive knowledge of all
things Dr. Who, Star Wars, physics, and more, as well as -- you
guessed it -- a dance party in the Adler’s Grainger Sky Theater.

Our Teen Takeover will also feature smaller science adventures
and contests throughout the evening. Battle robots! Take a walk on
Mars in our green screen Photobooth! Dress up as your favorite sci-fi,
fantasy, or comic book character for a chance to win prizes! No matter
your interest, “Dance Your Mass Off” will offer something for everyone.
There is a $5 fee for this event.

For more information.

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Posted: 2014-12-09

The Center for College Access and Success at Northeastern Illinois
University presents iMATHination, an engaging 2-day mathematics and
science conference for teachers.

January 23 - 24, 2015 at the Q Center in St. For more information
about iMATHination.

Posted: 2014-12-02

Science Works: Cool Jobs, Hot Careers
MSI's STEM career event invites youth and families to learn about
interesting jobs straight from professionals. This year's event is
December 6, 2014. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and features an array of
dynamic speakers, hands- on activities and one-on-one discussions.

All events are open to students, families, and the general public.

For more information about Science Works.

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Posted: 2014-11-25

Chicago Teen Literary Festival: Meeting of the Minds -
Planning Meeting
Teen Literary Festival is slated for Spring 2016. We envision this festival
to be a convening of all things youth and literary, bringing together
young writers of all literary genres and communities from across the
city for a dynamic experience inclusive of teen-lead workshops, book
fair and book swap, panels, performances, and more. This festival is
being coordinated in partnership with Chicago Public Library,
the Center for College Access and Success, UIC Department of Ed,
and the Poetry Foundation.

To begin the journey of creating such an event, we are hosting a
"meeting of the minds" to begin to understand what this festival can
look like, what considerations need to be made in developing a large-
scale event, and other items that draw on the knowledge, expertise,
and enthusiasm of those who have experience in planning city festivals,
who have worked with young people around writing, members of the
literary communities, and anyone else who may share an interest and
excitement around a youth-centered literary festival.

Center for College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please RSVP.

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Posted: 2014-11-24

Young Author Playlist is calling all educators who want to activate
young authors. Learn how your students can:

* Tour the Chicago Tribune
* Shadow at the Poetry Foundation
* Participate in Writing Workshops
* Access published authors in the "Green Room"
* Meet and Greet Chicago writers and journalists
* Participate in public readings
* Publish writing in Chapbook, Zine or Anthology

If you are interested in working with a group of students either during class,
after school or outside of school, then attend the 1st Young Author
Playlist Meetup
on Tuesday, November 18, 5:00 - 7:30 at the
Center for College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted Ave.
Free parking in the lot across the street from the center. View the flyer
for more information.

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Posted: 2014-11-13

YouMedia - GEAR UP teachers are invited to attend a YOUmedia and
Center for College Access and Success (CCAS) professional development
opportunity on Connected Learning and YOUmedia programming.
Teachers will learn the principles of YOUmedia's HOMAGO approach
while learning about video capture and edit, graphic design,
digital music composition and editing, and stop motion animation.

To learn more check out YOUmedia's video invitation.

Professional Development sessions will be held at the Harold
Washington Library Center YOUmedia located at 400 S. State Street,
Chicago, IL on the following dates:
Saturday November 15th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday December 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please sign up by emailing Julie Koslowsky, YOUmedia Outreach
Coordinator at or call 312-745-4360.
View the flyer.

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Posted: 2014-11-7

RACE: Are We So Different? is the first national exhibition to tell the
stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view.
Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race
and racism in the United States.

Co-presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
and the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, RACE: Are We So Different?
will run from October 12, 2014 – January 25, 2015 at the Illinois
Holocaust Museum & Education Center. For more information about
the Exhibit.

Posted: 2014-11-05

Columbia Links - Columbia Links is having their annual town hall

meeting, this year focusing on human trafficking in Chicago. Links'

investigative team has been focusing on human trafficking in Chicago

since July 2014 and are ready to present their findings to stakeholders,

community/civic leaders and the community. This town hall is free and

open to the public. Please RSVP at

November 9, 5:30, Music Center Concert Hall, 1014 S Michigan, Ave.

Learn more.


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Posted: 2014-10-24


ScienceFIST Foundation STEM Social - Join in an exciting evening

of networking and learning about the resources available to Chicago

area STEM Teachers through the ScienceFIST Foundation. Thursday,

October 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, 3201 S. State (IIT McCormick Tribune

Campus Center) Learn more.


Posted: 2014-10-14


YouMedia is rolling out ALL of our workshops on the same day! Join
us to sample our Fall workshops including a live Library of Games Let’s
Play recording, Beatmaking, 3D and 2D design with our 3D printers and
vinyl cutters, FUSE challenges, and a live art installation project.

Teen work will be on display throughout YOUmedia and teens are
invited to hang out, mess around, and geek out with us. Harold
Washington Library, 400 S. State Street in YOUmedia.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Learn more.

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Posted: 2014-10-7

HackLabs: Data in Difficult Places workshops are a chance for Chicago
area high schoolers to learn more about Citizen Science and to design
their own experiments! HackLabs will take place once a month on
Saturdays from October through February. Learn more.

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Posted: 2014-10-7

A Day at Wright College - Discover what Wright College has to offer!
Attend “A Day at Wright” - Meet faculty, advisors, and students. Receive
information about admissions, financial aid, and scholarships. Explore
academic support services and student activities. Tour the campus.
Monday, October 13, 2014, 9:00 am to 12 pm, Events Building, Atrium
View the flyer. You can register for the event online.

Posted: 2014-9-30

Yes I Can Awards sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children
has opened the nominations for the 2015 candidates.  Do you know a
student with exceptional abilities that shines?  Nominate them
by October 31, 2014


Posted: 2014-9-16

Chicago Tech Savvy Conference sponsored by the American Association

of University Women (AAUW) is a day long science, technology,

engineering, and math (STEM) career conference designed to attract

girls in sixth through ninth grade to these fields and to inform families

about STEM education and careers. IIT Rice Campus in Wheaton on

Saturday November 15, 2014. About the conference.


Posted: 2014-9-4

Fiesta Familiar 2014 It’s fun for the entire family at Lincoln Park Zoo
as Hoy hosts its annual Fiesta Familiar! The largest Hispanic family
event of its kind in the Midwest, this day long celebration features
family entertainment and hands-on activities in areas including art,
health, gardening, science and music. Saturday September 27, 2014.

About the festival.

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Posted: 2014-9-16

African Summer Institute- Discover new ways to integrate social,

cultural, historical, economic and other political themes about Africa into

your classroom. View the flyer from the 2014 African Institute for Teachers.


Posted: 2014-7-10

GEAR UP Summer Enrichment Kick Off, June 18, 2014, Roosevelt
University, 9:00am - 1:00pm, By invitation to students who will be
attending summer programs for Project SEED at University of Chicago,
Global Girl Media, Bio-mechanic Design and Sound Design at
The Field Museum
, and Chicago Botanic Garden.
Students will:
* Learn how GEAR UP will support students during these programs
* Attend workshops on topics such as Dealing With Diversity, Learning
Outside of Your Comfort Zone, etc.
* Practice Team building
For more information, contact your GEAR UP coordinator.

Posted: 2014-6-4

BAYMN FEST - Students can submit videos to be shown at BAYMN FEST,
an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12 - 24.
Sponsored by The HIVE, this two-day event will be a unique opportunity
for youth, educators and the general public to celebrate the work of
talented young media makers. Entries are due by August 1, 2014.
Learn more.

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Posted: 2014-6-4

Civic Hack Day - On May 31 - June 1, 2014 the Adler Planetarium is
hosting Civic Hack Day as part of the nation-wide National Day of
Civic Hacking
. Taking place in major cities throughout the United States
and around the world, the National Day of Civic Hacking brings together
problem owners and problem solvers to work together in developing
solutions to the challenges faced by our local neighborhoods, cities,
states and country. Collaboratively participants create, build, and
invent using publicly-released data, code and technology.
Learn more and register at

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Posted: 2014-5-20

GlobalGirl Media

GlobalGirl Media
is conducting an intensive search for Chicago teen-
aged girls to train as their newest group of young women citizen
journalists. Girls with a serious interest in journalism aged 14-18 can
apply. Summer program with follow up. Earn money while you learn.
Apply by May 26, 2014. View their flyer.

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Posted: 2014-5-13


Game Hack

Game -) |- Hack
- is a monthly event that celebrates ingenuity and
differences. Game developers, craftspeople, hobbyists, hackers, and
everybody in between are welcome to learn and share their home-
brewed interactive experiences. Come explore an art in its infancy.
May 15, 6pm at De Paul College of Computing and Digital Media,
243 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60604. Learn more


Posted: 2014-5-6



Chicago City of Learning

Destination Chicago | Maker Party - Join hundreds of youth aged 4 to
24 who will drop in on Destination: Chicago, a free festival of doing and
making, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, between 11am and 4pm at Jones
College Prep. Sample and sign up for summer programs offered by
organizations throughout the city. Learn more.
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Posted: 2014-4-29

Connected Ed

Connect [] Ed - Join in an evening immersed in the arts in Art
Instigating Conversations about Learning
, an exhibition through
Chicago Art Departmen
t featuring some student work from Hive
organizations such as Chicago Architecture Foundation and National
Veterans Art Museum. Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6pm - 10pm.
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Posted: 2014-4-29

Chicago Cultural Center

35 Years of Public Art - This exhibition will include a selection of art
work from various satellite locations including libraries, police stations
and other public buildings. At the Chicago Cultural Center until
May 4, 2014.

Posted: 2014-4-22


Leadership Conference 2014 - Spend the day at Roosevelt University
learning about leadership in a series of highly engaging workshops.
May 23, 2014 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. See the flyer.

Posted: 2014-4-15

Freshman Connection

Freshman Connection - Chicago GEAR UP's premier summer program
for incoming freshman. Get a head start on freshman year. This 4 week
program runs from June 30 - July 25. Learn more.

Posted: 2014-4-15

Leadership Conference

Get ready for high school at the GEAR UP Family Leadership Conference
May 31, 2014 from 10 am - 2 pm. Families from Castellanos, Kanoon,
Hammond, Telpochcalli and Spry Elementary are invited to attend this
exciting event at Farragut High School. There will be lots to choose from:
a resource fair, workshops, team building, speakers, raffles and more
See the flyer. (English and Spanish).


Posted: 2014-4-8

Robotics Week

The robots are coming! (And they're here to help.)

Visit The Museum of Science and Industry April 5 - 13 for a Robot
Block Party
! To celebrate National Robotics Week 2014, MSI will be
demonstrating several different kinds of robots from the U.S. and
around the world, offering lectures from some of the top university
robotics scholars and presenting special workshops and hands-on
activities. GEAR UP is participating in MSI's Robotics Week on 4/12.
Come by and say hello!

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Posted: 2014-4-1


STEAM CONFERENCE - Want to learn more about cool careers in
science, technology, engineering, architecture, and math (STEAM)
while having fun in awesome workshops? Conference participation is
FREE! Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9:00 – 3:00 at Northeastern Illinois

All documents needed to participate in the conference are located at

Posted: 2014-4-1



Museum of Contemporary Art: 21 Minus is calling all Chicago youth:
The Teen Creative Agency (TCA)* invites you to apply to be a part of
21Minus, the museum's annual exposition of teen creativity and passion,
which takes place on Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Creative teens who have a dream to show their passions, curiosities,
and talents at the MCA should submit a proposal by Friday, March 28.
Visit MCA to learn more and fill out the application.

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Posted: 2014-3-25

Maker Faire

Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside 2014 promises to be a blast! The
halls and front lawns of Carl Schurz High School will be full of laughter
and hard work as children and adults, alike, will learn wondrous things
through hands-on learning activities of all sorts. Learn through making
on May 3, 2014. Sign up for your spot now!

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Posted: 2014-3-18

Chicago Public Library

Tax Assistance, Avalon, 8148 S. Stony Island Avenue, AARP will be
preparing free electronic tax filings on Tuesdays, 11am-3pm and
Saturdays, 10am - 2 pm. Contact: Mary Williams at 312-747-5234.


Posted: 2014-3-11


One Book, One Chicago presents Writing Migration: Journal of
Ordinary Thought Writing Workshop
, King College, 3436 S. King Dr,
Tuesday. March 11, 2014,  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Join the writers of the
Journal of Ordinary Thought (JOT) for writing workshops focused on
how migration has shaped our lives and our city. JOT weekly writing
group provokes dialogue, builds community and promotes change
through writing.  


Posted: 2014-3-4


Shedd is looking for bright, friendly and motivated teens for their work-
study program, either in the summer or on weekends during the school
year. Three categories are available to students: gardening (Green
Gardeners); guest experience (Shedd Ambassadors); and
interpretation (Young Naturalists). For more information. To view the

application. Applications are due March 18th, 2014.

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Posted: 2014-3-4

Lincoln Park Zoo Teens

Lincoln Park Zoo Teen Programs Open House, February 26, 2014,
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State,
60605, YOUmedia. Spend your summer at Lincoln Park Zoo! Interested
in conducting field work or learning about career options at the zoo?
What about teaching others or volunteering with kids? Lincoln Park Zoo
has many summer options available to Chicagoland teens! Attend this
open house to meet zoo staff and past participants. They'll be on hand
to answer all your questions! More information is also available at

Lincoln Park Zoo. Applications are due April 25th, 2014.

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Posted: 2014-2-25


Chicago Public Library

Career Workshop: Interviewing Skills, February 27, 2014, 3:00 pm -
4:15 pm, Free, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street
60605, Rm. 8S-14/15, 8th Floor. Elliott Parker will present the basics of
a sound, confident interview. Learn about the top 10 interview
questions and nine ways to prepare for an interview. Registration

requested. Please call (312) 747-4400.


Posted: 2014-2-18


UIC Youth Development

UIC Youth Development Summit - The UIC YD Summit Planning
Committee would like to invite you to participate as a presenter in the
4th Annual Youth Development Summit
, April 4, 2014! If you are
interested in participating as a presenter please submit a proposal
(RFP) by March 7, 2014. See flyer.

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Posted: 2014-2-11


National Veterans Art Museum - presents a Graffiti Arts Workshop
February 8, 2014 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Work created in this workshop
will be displayed in a special exhibit available at

Learn more.


Posted: 2014-2-4

girls who code

Girls Who Code - Have what it takes to become a computer
programmer? Sharpen your skills, create projects you can show off
and learn valuable career skills. The Chicago Public Library through
YOUmedia is launching a series Mondays from 5:00 pm - 7 pm
at 400 S State St. Estimated launch date: February 10. View flyer.


Posted: 2014-2-4


Shedd Aquarium: Teen Learning Lab - Teens: Have you ever
wondered how Shedd Aquarium trainers turned their passion for
animals into successful careers? During the Teen Learning Lab’s
inaugural “How Do I Become A…” presentation, Shedd, a renowned
leader in science education, will invite local students to speak with
expert Ken Ramirez about animal care and training careers. Saturday,
February 8
from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  Students, please bring your student
ID.  This event is free and for teens only. For more info.

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Posted: 2014-1-28

Youth Guidance

Youth Guidance: 21st Annual Parent Leadership Conference,
2014 Theme: "Parenting with a Purpose" This highly interactive
conference is designed to be enlightening, empowering and educational
for parent leaders, teachers, principals and community leaders.
January 31 - February 1, 2014. Please contact your GEAR UP
representative for more info.


Posted: 2014-1-22


Motorola Mobility Foundation is sponsoring a competition for students
to design and make a hardware, software or combined technology that
solves a community problem or helps make the world more accessible
to people with disabilities. Find out how you can get involved. Key
Dates: January 14, 2014: Registration opens, January 30, 2014: Chicago
Maker Challenge Launch Party at the Harold Washington Library Center
from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Registration Ends, February 14, 2014.


Posted: 2014-1-10


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will
hold its annual conference in Chicago. This event taking place in our city
brings with it several fantastic opportunities. Free Family Science Days
with hands-on activities. February 15 - 16, Hyatt Regency Chicago,
Purple Level. Pre-register today or on site.


Posted: 2014-1-8

City of Learning

The Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) initiative is kicking off! CCOL is a
way for students to pursue their own interests, be it in robotics,
fashion, video, or theater, and be certified through badges for their
skills. You can learn more about it.


The kickoff event for the public is on January 18th at the De Paul Center.
We need a few volunteers to host one of the CTC@NEIU booths (we
will have 2 booths there). At our booth, students will learn to make
cardboard sculptures that they can connect to circuits and make
interactive. We will train you to guide students as they learn to
construct, connect, and code using really simple materials! The training
date is TBA; it will be either January 9 or 13. Please contact Roxana
Hadad for more info:



Posted: 2013-12-16

Dual Credit

Dual Enrollment - High School sophomores, learn how you can begin
to earn college credit for FREE next year. Through a partnership with
CPS and City Colleges of Chicago, students can earn college credit
beginning their junior year. Information sessions will be held at Olive-
Harvey College, January 3, 2014 at 4 pm, and at Malcolm X College,
January 4, 2014 at 10 am. View the PDF flyer.


Posted: 2013-12-16


Project SYNCERE is now accepting applications for its Emerging
Engineers Program, a 12-week Saturday Engineering Program at the
University of Illinois at Chicago. Saturdays from 9:00am-1:30pm starting
on January 25, 2014 and ending on April 5, 2014. This program is FREE
for students. View the PDF flyer.


OECD's International PISA test results are out, published December
3, 2013. The OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development) tests 15 year olds from 60 countries around the world
every 3 years to determine where each nation stands in education.
View the results.

Posted: 2013-12-7

Art Institute

RE:IMAGINE - Teen Design Competition at the Art Institute of Chicago -
"Teens—we challenge you to reinvent and vamp up the Art Institute of
Chicago experience for everyone!" Entries due on February 28.


Posted: 2013-12-3

Chicago Cultural Center

Paint Paste Sticker: Chicago Street Art - At the Chicago Cultural
Center until January 12, 2014

Chicago Public Library Branch

Teen Study Club
Sat. November 30, 2013, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Free
Location: Daley, Richard M.-W Humboldt, Chicago
Public Library, 733 N. Kedzie Avenue

Chicago Public Library

Career Workshop: Resume Basics, November 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m. -
4:00 p.m., Free, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street
60605, Job Searchers - Explore some new ideas on how to organize,
market and brand yourself with a great resume. Includes ideas for job
searching during the hectic holiday season ahead. Registration
requested. Please call (312) 747-4400.

Geek Craft, November 21, 2013, 5:00 p.m., Harold Washington Library
Center, YOUmedia, 400 S. State Street, 60605
YOUmedia - Want to make real life Minecraft out plastic and thread?
Crochet with spools of video tape? Make toy terrariums? Then join our
weekly geeky craft group where you can learn all the skills you need
to make great geek crafts. - 312-747-5260

Posted: 2013-11-7


Symposium on Parent Engagement - Oct. 22 sign up for an online
symposium on about family engagement and the new digital parents,
presented by Dr. Karen Mapp of the Harvard Graduate School of


Posted: 2013-10-1

science fair

Science Fair Central - Students, parents, teachers, get some early
guidance on science fair projects. Saturday, October 19, 9am - 12pm,
Wright College is hosting a NEIU event, Science Fair Central. Additional
dates are also available. View the flyer.


Posted: 2013-09-23

hispanic heritage month

Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 - October 15 is dedicated to
recognizing the contributions of the Hispanic and Latino community,
and to celebrate their culture.

Great resources for teachers, students and families from the Library
of Congress.

Watch When Worlds Collide, The Untold Story of the Americas
After Columbus
a PBS video. Then learn more about the topic, view
the resources with time line and read essays.

Watch Latino Americans a 6 hour documentary covering 500 years
of history on PBS, beginning September 17, 7 p.m. Visit the website
to learn more.

Posted: 2013-09-15

internet essentials

Internet Essentials by Comcast - Internet Essentials offers affordable
Internet access, affordable hardware and free digital literacy training
to families with at least one student that is eligible for free or reduced
lunch through the National School Lunch Program. To learn more about
the program visit: Comcast Internet Essentials.

City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Comcast have partnered ...
to promote Internet Essentials, an ambitious program aimed at
closing the digital divide. Mayor's Office press release.

Note: Because this is an ongoing program, you will also find a link in
the Resources page.

Posted: 2013-09-10

education week

Education Week - Digital Content in Your District: Overcoming
Obstacles & Maximizing Benefits. This webinar took place on
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 1 to 2 p.m. CT. A summary of the
webinar can be found here.

Posted: 2013-06

national board

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards - The Illinois
State Board of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the
2013 Spring Window for the Illinois $2,000 NBPTS Candidate Fee
Subsidy. See the flyer.

Posted: 2013-05



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