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Kennedy-King College FALL 2017 Extended Registration Service Hours

Kennedy-King College has extended it's registration service hours for FALL 2017!  

APPLICATION NOW OPEN TO COACH ONE MILLION DEGREES SCHOLARS

One Million Degrees (OMD)— a Chicago nonprofit organization that empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life—is now accepting applications for its volunteer coaches. OMD Coaches work with scholars in a one-on-one and small group setting to provide professional and personal support throughout the academic year, while helping to broaden scholars’ horizons of career aspirations and possibilities. Coaches are supported with ongoing training by OMD to ensure a positive and productive volunteer experience, and also have opportunities to connect with fellow coaches to expand their own professional networks.

4 Steps 2 College

JP Paulus, President of Do-Gooder Consulting, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals, community advocates, developers and other  community stakeholders are especially encouraged to call in and share their stories. The live call in number is (347) 884-8121. The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes Podcast Chart, Blubrry and Stitcher.

Chicago Teens from South and West Sides Explore Career Paths and Tour DeVry University

Local nonprofit Girls in the Game offers free Leadership Institute to teens in Englewood to tour DeVry University, meet career mentors and explore college programs.

MAYOR EMANUEL AND CHANCELLOR HYMAN ANNOUNCE MODERNIZATION OF RICHARD J. DALEY COLLEGE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER

City Colleges’ Advanced Manufacturing Center for Excellence to open in fall of 2018

Coach a Scholar at Kennedy-King College

The One Million Degrees Volunteer Coach application for the 2016-17 year is now open to professionals from across the Chicago area to make a difference in the lives of One Million Degrees community college scholars. For a glimpse into the One Million Degrees Coaching experience, meet Asiaha “Mrs. Englewood” Butler, an OMD Coach and President and Founder of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood.

MacCormac College to Host Fourth Annual Comedy Fundraiser

Learn 2 Laugh will star acclaimed comedian James Stephens III and Marc “Skippy” Price.

Coach a One Million Degrees Scholar

Help support a low-income, highly motivated Kennedy-King College student on his or her path to success. Give just a couple of hours a month and make a profound difference in the lives of our scholars. 


Ace the FAFSA Application with These Tips

Financing a college education has become a critical component in making higher education a possibility for most families. Through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), colleges around the country determine the amount of financial aid they will award to students. To assist students through the application process Ombudsman Chicago, in conjunction with Ladder Up hosted a series of FASFSA workshop. Ladder Up provided students and parents with step-by-step FAFSA direction and advice, including the tips below. Check them out to ensure a smooth and easy FAFSA application process.

Year Up Chicago Recognizes Talent Among Urban Young Adults in Chicago

Despite talent and motivation, 6.7 million young adults in this country lack access to higher education and careers that provide them with a living wage. At the same time, our economy needs help. U.S. businesses are calling for more and better-trained talent to compete on the global stage, but there will not be enough skilled workers to meet that demand.

College Tour 2011

Englewood's youth reflect on their experiences on the 2011 Spring Break College Tour with the Chicago YMCA Black and Latino Achievers program (BLA).

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