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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.

A message from our Senior Director


"My vision for CCAS is to increase the NEIU footprint in the

PK-12 community and build partnerships to increase college access while collaborating with the NEIU Student Success and Retention team and campus departments to foster and drive student success. CCAS will embark on strategic planning in the upcoming months as a community to establish initiatives and programs that will support students, families and educators to achieve our mission and vision, while establishing a pipeline into NEIU.

I would also like to take the opportunity to formally announce

the Center for College Access and Success is moving! After 29 years of service at the 770 N. Halsted location, the University has decided to relocate CCAS to the NEIU El Centro campus in Avondale. To be readily available to the constituents we serve, CCAS members will also be located at the Main Campus in the North Park neighborhood and the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies in the Bronzeville area."


Irma A. Ortiz
CCAS Senior Director

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