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HFS Chicago Scholars

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

1137 West Taylor Street, #201Chicago, IL 60607 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

HFS Chicago Scholars assists economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students who show academic and leadership promise achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance and mentoring.

Description

We provide the following to our scholars:

  • financial assistance to attend top Chicago private high schools;
  • Academic Directors dedicated to each high school class and one-on-one mentors;
  • four-year written commitment specifying performance expectations;
  • college visits, selection and admissions support

Our scholars respond to the opportunity by working hard to achieve success and unlock their long-term potential. Their achievements are astounding:

  • On average, over 80% of our scholars make the honor roll of the top schools in the city.
  • Our scholars are school leaders, serving as class officers, team captains and club presidents, and annually give over 1,500 hours to community service.
  • 100% of our graduates are accepted to and attend top colleges and universities, such as Harvard, University of Illinois - Champaign, Loyola University, University of Michigan, Indiana University, Drake University, Loras College, and the University of Notre Dame.
  • Our high school graduates include three valedictorians of three of the city's top schools.

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