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Northeastern Illinois University's Center for College Access and Success creates support systems for first-generation students,

their families, and their schools to make their dream of a college education a reality.

Post-Secondary Degrees for all Students

The Center for College Access and Success (CCAS) is Northeastern Illinois University's educational outreach center to PreK-12 schools and their communities in the Chicago area.

42 Years

in Education

News & Announcements

NEIU CCAS Annual Report is Now Available.

We are honored to share the 2021 Annual Report with you.

CenterSpace | Maker Space is Now Open by Appointment Only

We are now open for in-person services. Please go to our CenterSpace section to make and appointment.

Upcoming Events

Cyber-Safe Families
Summer 2022  

Community Workshops


Registration Required

Northeastern Illinois University’s Center

for College Access and Success has been awarded a grant by the Siemens Foundation. Partnered with MxD, an agency in manufacturing cybersecurity, we are focused on engaging families in a conversation about cybersecurity in their lives and increasing awareness of the need for more representation in the field. 

Community Workshops


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Guest Speaker
Guest Speaker:

Brandon P. Fleming


Friday, August  26, 2022

10:30 am - 11:30 am 


Northeastern Illinois University


Fleming is a nationally acclaimed educator and author of “Miseducated: A Memoir” (Hachette Books). His story of struggle, success and service has inspired millions around the world. An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard University and founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project. Fleming was recruited to join the Harvard debate faculty at the age of 27. Harvard later approved Fleming’s proposal to establish a

new department within the university system called the Harvard Diversity Project—an unprecedented pipeline program of the Harvard Debate Council. Fleming now leads an executive staff and board that has raised more than $1 million to enroll more than 100 students of color into Harvard’s international summer debate residency on full scholarship. 


For more information, please email us at ccas@neiu.edu.