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Chicago Center equips college students and other participants to learn from diverse urban communities through innovative programs, seminars and internships.
The Center expands the traditional classroom with a community-based, first-voice pedagogy that prepares its students for greater self-awareness and global citizenship.
May 22nd, 2012
Congratulations to Chicago Center co-operating teachers Monique Blakes, a first grade teacher at Oscar DePriest Elementary School; and Elizabeth Luna, a kindergarten teacher at Murray Language Academy. These teachers have been named Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award recipients for the 2011-2012 school year. The three CPS educators are among 10 recipients of the Golden [...]read more
April 24th, 2012
Here at Chicago Center, students get firsthand experience in issues of social justice and community engagement every day. Spring ’12 Social Work Practicum student Siri Lokensgard wrote about an unforgettable experience during her Social Work placement. “Throughout the entire day, I was at Legal Assistance Foundation in the South Loop helping them with a Children [...]read more
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