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For Forty years Chicago Center has been expanding Liberal Arts Education.
"Childhood is Without Prejudice" by Bill Walker
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.
November 27th, 2013
For the past 10 years, Nancy Friesen, Urban Teaching Practicum Director, has brought in alumni who are currently teaching in Chicago to connect with our current students. This gives our students the opportunity to hear from people who have both experience in our program and experience finding a job in the city post-graduation. What advice […]read more
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
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