From cyberworld to REAL world…

Cyber-Safe Families Program

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. 


Our primary objectives include increase awareness about:


(a)    cybersecurity importance and

        safe online practices, 


(b)    cybersecurity career pathways, and


(c)    diversity within the field of cybersecurity.

Connect families by hosting an in-person or virtual workshop.







We Bring. 


One hour interactive and informative workshop that will engage families in their preferred language (English, Spanish, and/or bilingual) 


  • Practices which families can immediately use


  •  Incentives and raffle prizes for attendees 


  •  Guest speakers who mirror the host community 


  • These workshops are free to your school or program

Share your story and connect with families!




How Can You Help? 

1.  Share your story: In-Person or Virtually


Actively participate and engage families at over

30 in-person sessions. The choice is yours, select one, many, or all dates! 


2.  Share your Story: 2-5 minute video


Share your journey educational and/or professional experience in cybersecurity and computer science.


3.  Panelist/Facilitator at the Conference

Express your interest for a follow-up conference submission form.


Eligible participants will receive an honorarium or stipend for their participation.  


Saturday, August 13, 2022

10:00 am - 2:00 pm 



1415 N. Cherry Ave.

Chicago, IL 60642

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Contact Us

Please contact us for more information. 


Mayra Leyva                 

(224) 585-9634                                   


Lilibeth Vazquez

(773) 234-9458


Northeastern Illinois University

El Centro Campus

3390 N. Avondale Ave.

Chicago, IL 60618