Minds Matter Chicago is Celebrating our 10-Year Anniversary!

Our mission is to transform the lives of accomplished
high school students from low-income families by
broadening their dreams and preparing them
for college success.

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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.

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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

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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Minds Matter Chicago Featured in the Chicago Tribune!

RedEye, a publication of the Chicago Tribune, engaged Minds Matter Chicago President, Maria Ptouchkina, regarding how the organization has helped bridge the college enrollment discrepancy gap in low versus high-income students. Read the article for yourself! Do good helping low-income students live up to their college potential

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Minds Matter Chicago Publishes Our 10th Annual Report

10 years ago, we leveled the playing field by giving bright, motivated students – regardless of socioeconomic status – the help they needed to ensure their dreams of attending college. In this 10th Annual Report we are sharing the accomplishments and the success stories of our students. We are excited for the road ahead, and hope you’ll join…

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