College Access Provider Directory

The College Access Provider Directory is part of an attempt to collectively serve more Chicago-area students in need of support to enter and succeed in college. Currently there is no comprehensive directory of Chicago-area college access providers, leading to a lack of information about the scope and scale of the current landscape and uncertainty about where gaps in services may exist. This directory offers a "one stop shop" for higher education institutions and high schools looking to create partnerships, current and new organizations interested in learning about other area providers and funders focused on the college access sector.

For more information about the directory project, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

If you would like to update or correct your organization's directory entry or would like more information about the Thrive College Access Provider Directory, please email info@thrivechi.org.

 

Albany Park Theater ProjectAlbany Park Theater Project is a multiethnic, youth theater ensemble that inspires people to envision a more just and beautiful world. We are dedicate...
AVIDAVID is a non-profit organization that provides educators of students K-12 with proven, real world strategies in writing, inquiry, collaboration, orga...
Big Shoulders FundBig Shoulders Fund is an independent charitable organization that serves inner-city Catholic schools and provides a viable educational alternative for...
Bottom LineBottom Line helps low-income and first-generation-to-college students get to and through college. We are committed to building strong connections with...
Center for Companies That CareCenter for Companies That Care is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to and succeeding at dramatically increasing college graduation rates for all unders...
Chicago ScholarsChicago Scholars is a one-of-a-kind, 7-year mentoring and leadership development program equipping many of Chicago’s brightest and most driven stude...
Chicago Urban League’s Center for Student DevelopmentThe Chicago Urban League’s Center for Student Development (formerly the Education Department) offers a continuum of services for middle school throu...
Civic Leadership Foundation The Civic Leadership Foundation (CLF) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preparing under-served young people for college, career an...
College Advising CorpsCollege Advising Corps is an independent, non-profit organization with the primary goal of raising the rates of college enrollment and completion amon...
College PossibleCollege Possible is a non-profit organization that helps low-income students earn admission to college, as well as earn their four-year college degree...
Collegiate ScholarsFounded in 2003, the Collegiate Scholars Program is a three-year enrichment program offered to Chicago Public School (CPS) students by the University ...
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund The mission of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund is to give high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from econo...
East Village Youth ProgramFor over 25 years EVYP has provided high-quality college resource and support services to low-income, primarily first generation youth. Starting our j...
EmbarcEmbarc is a three-year program that provides community-driven, experience-based learning opportunities to low-income high school students to prepare t...
Enlace Chicago Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the residents of the Little Village community by fostering a physically sa...
Free Spirit Media Free Spirit Media provides quality youth development and youth media production programming to Chicago youth -- at multiple locations on the city's we...
Genesys WorksGenesys Works changes the trajectory of Chicago’s disadvantaged youth, who often envision a future of dead-end, low-wage jobs. We empower low-income...
Greenhouse ScholarsGreenhouse Scholars cultivates young leaders from low income communities to be catalysts for lasting change for themselves, their families, and their ...
High Jump ChicagoHigh Jump Chicago is an academic enrichment program for 7th and 8th graders who are academically talented, are ready to be challenged, and whose famil...
HighSightHighSight is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide academic and social support to Chicago high school students. HighSight provides sch...
Horizons for YouthHorizons for Youth is a 25 year old scholarship, mentoring and enrichment program that serves students from all over Chicago, grades K-College. We wor...
Howard Area Community CenterHoward Area Community Center's (HACC) Youth Department hosts a large variety of programs for youth and young adults, one of which is the Career Readin...
Illinois Tech Global LeadersThe Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program is a free, two year academic enrichment program for Chicago-area high school students. Our program inspires m...
iMentoriMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve thei...
La CasaLa Casa is a college success initiative of The Resurrection Project—a not-for-profit organization that strives to create healthy communities through...
Ladder UpLadder Up provides hardworking people with the financial resources and opportunities they need to move up the economic ladder. We provide free tax ret...
LINK Unlimited ScholarsLINK Unlimited Scholars mission is to connect economically disadvantaged African American high school students with mentors, resources, and foundation...
Midtown Educational FoundationThrough more than 300 hours of annual direct service programming, Midtown Educational Foundation's College Orientation Program (COP) provides 9th-12th...
Network for College SuccessThe Network for College Success (NCS) works with Chicago's neighborhood high schools to provide direct access to groundbreaking research and to transl...
One Million DegreesOne Million Degrees supports low-income, highly motivated community college students in Chicago with a robust support model that includes academic, pe...
OneGoalOneGoal recruits, selects, and trains high-performing teachers working in schools to become Program Directors and implement our 3-year college success...
Pass With Flying ColorsPass With Flying Colors is a college access and persistence program for students who will be the first in their families to attend college. Students ...
Strive for CollegeStrive for College is a leading national nonprofit that uses cutting-edge technology to improve college access. Strive's custom-built Virtual Mentorin...
The Posse FoundationThe Posse Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional ...
UmojaUmoja partners with high schools to provide a high-quality, experiential curriculum and partnership for schools implementing 9-12 grade postsecondary ...
Urban AllianceUrban Alliance empowers under-resourced youth to aspire, work, and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship. Our goal is to g...
UtmostUA college degree is the goal for every student at UtmostU. We know how ambitious that is, but our comprehensive approach and dedicated staff help make...