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 11 area schools! Each week, we gather at John Marshall Law School 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.