Northeastern Illinois University's Center for College Access and Success works with educational partners to increase benefits to our participants by sharing knowledge and resources.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
CPS is the third largest school district in the nation with approximately 85% of students of Latino or African-American descent. The student body includes 87% from low-income
homes and 12.2% reported to have limited English proficiency.
J. Sterling Morton High School District 201
J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 is a school district headquartered in Cicero, Illinois, United States. The district serves the city of Berwyn, the town of Cicero, and the villages
of Lyons and Stickney. There are currently 7,945 students.
Northeastern Illinois University
As our parent university, Northeastern Illinois University is pivotal in our search for funding, access to current research
and development, and for the administrative and faculty program support which enriches our content.
University of Chicago
Hexacago Health Academy (HHA), funded by the National Institute for Health, is a game-based approach to engaging
youth in health and science. HHA uses game play, interaction with science and health professionals, and mentoring to teach high school students about major public health issues.
Scientists for Tomorrow offers science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) programs to students, parents, and educators who want to understand and embrace STEAM. They work closely with our Director of STEM Initiatives to integrate STEM into CCAS programs.
City Colleges of Chicago
Kansas State University
Loyola University Chicago
Universidad Pontifica Bolivariana
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Museum of Science and Industry
MSI Chicago Mini Maker Faire is an annual event celebrating
the local maker culture. The Center has participated in this
event since its inception.
Harold Washington Library
YOUmedia is a place where high school students can explore, create, collaborate, and learn new skills. This innovative, 21st century digital learning space is designed to inspire collaboration and creativity.
Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Poetry Foundation is a supporter of the ChiTeen Lit Fest
of which CCAS is a partner.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Illinois Holocaust Museum
The Fellowship Initiative is a mentoring program that supports young men of color throughout the college and career planning process.
Texas Instruments is a long-time partner in the public schools. We rely on their graphing calculators in math and science classes to bring robotics to life. Their STEM Squad brought the TI-Rover to our campus at NEIU to demonstrate self-driving cars at a student event this year.
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Discovering Healthcare Careers is a summer program for students interested in the medical field. During this six-week program, high school juniors from partner high schools learn about hospital careers through workshops, presentations and shadowing medical staff in various departments.
University of Illinois Outpatient Care Center
CHAMPIONS NETwork empowers youth to improve the
health care for their community and to be future health care professionals. The summer program trains 11th and
12th grade students to become health advocates while the school-year initiatives provide college preparation and career development.
American Medical Association
57th Street Books I The Seminary Co-op
In support of teacher projects related to the ChiTeen Lit Fest and our STEM and literacy conferences, 57th Street Books in Hyde Park has become our key source for reading materials. They sponsor Educator's Night twice a year, allowing our teachers to share some of the curriculum they create with our Units for Books program. They offer bulk sale discounts for our conferences and hold a Shelf Talker Workshop for students.
Chicago Literacy Alliance
The Chicago Literacy Alliance (CLA) is dedicated to increasing the combined impact of the community’s literacy agencies by providing opportunities for creative and effective collaboration. They envision a future in which 100% of Chicagoland residents are functionally literate, and in which their shared literacy is a defining characteristic and point of pride for our home.
The Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation is a supporter of the ChiTeen Lit Fest.
Studs Terkel Radio Archive
Alternative Schools Network
Center for News Literacy
Young Chicago Authors
Chicago Learning Exchange I Hive
CLX is a nonprofit organization that works with a growing community of youth-serving organizations, cultural institutions, city agencies, employers, and universities to remake learning
in Chicago so it’s driven by learners’ interests, enhanced by technology, and connected to opportunity. They invest in people, programs and innovations that help close Chicago's opportunity gap.
Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training (AWC)
AWC engages and empowers communities with the philosophy and methodology of Kingian Nonviolence, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s approach to nonviolent conflict reconciliation. This project is an outgrowth of the 40th commemoration of the Chicago Freedom Movement. Their workshop, Get On Board! bus tour lets participants experience the sites and significance of this movement today.
Convergence Design Lab
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase women in computer science. The organization works to close the gender employment difference in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like.
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an
in-school or out-of-school setting.