We are adamant about keeping the door open between our students’ lived experiences and what is learned in the classroom. Our identity-based model is built on years of research done by The University of Chicago, the NAACP, and by our team of educators. Our Common Core aligned classes are unlike any others in this nation.
Whether it is our math program where students calculate and build theories around the high incarceration rates of young black men or our civics class where students learn what it takes to start a campaign and run for office, our classrooms are centered around who our students are and what they look to become.
Our first campus will grow to serve as a community center and neighborhood hub. The Community Institute (TCI) will afford thousands of families and community members the opportunity to engage in weekly workforce trainings, hold town hall events, civically engage with local leaders, and empower their economic outcomes.