We’ve been committed to making college education a reality for accomplished high school students from low-income families since we first opened our doors in 2006. This year, 150 volunteers from the Chicago area will be helping 60 mentees from 7 area schools! Each week, we gather at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago to work on test prep, writing skills, and college applications.
Minds Matter of Chicago is a chapter of the national Minds Matter organization. Since its founding in New York City in 1991, the effectiveness of Minds Matter has been affirmed – 100% of the students have been accepted into 4-year colleges. Our organization has expanded nationwide to 12 cities: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, the Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C.