Minds Matter Chicago is Celebrating our 17 Years of Service!

Minds Matter connects driven and determined students
from low-income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities
to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world.


Our Unbeatable Track Record Continues: All of Our Students Are Admitted to a 4-Year College or University ... EVERY Year!

At Minds Matter Chicago, we bring high-potential students into an environment designed to provide the skills, experiences and support to not just achieve their dreams ... but broaden them and prepare for college success.


What People Are Saying

"I love Minds Matter, it allows you to work with the same student for three years and you really see them grow into themselves!"

- Matthew W., Minds Matter Chicago Mentor

"Minds Matter has shown me that I'm able to do things that I'm not able to do where I come from! I've gone further with their help than I'd ever thought was possible."

- Kacia H., Minds Matter Chicago Mentee

"It was hard to believe Minds Matter would send me to such amazing summer programs; without them, I would have missed one of the best times in my life."

- Jose C., Minds Matter Chicago Mentee

Latest News & Announcements

Summer Program Spotlight: Meet Emma

The school year is off to a great start at Minds Matter Chicago but the experiences and memories our students had at their summer programs will last a lifetime. Meet Emma For her summer experience, Emma was excited to learn more about International Relations, so she applied to the JSA program at Stanford. When she…

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Dropped Consulting to Drop Beats: Meet the MM Alum & Entertainment Entrepreneur Who’s Spinning at the 2019 MM Spring for Students

August 10th, 2018, the day before his 24th birthday, Martin Arredondo walked out the doors of the elite RSM accounting firm for the last time, saying an early farewell to a promising career in finance consultancy. He wasn’t making a strategic move to another company; he was starting his own: DJ Mayhem Entertainment. On March…

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Kimberly Alvarado awarded scholarship for outstanding essay!

We are proud to announce that our very own, Kimberly Alvarado, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship for her outstanding Hispanic Heritage Month essay! The award was presented by City Treasurer, Kurt Summers. Kimberly’s scholarship will be used to support her first year of college. Congrats, Kimberly! See the story here!

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