STEM education unleashes opportunities for students, giving them needed skills to conceive and develop revolutionary products and processes that will continue to shape the nation and Chicago’s economic future.


What We Are Doing

Chicago Start-Up “Taps” into Early College STEM School Internship Program

During the summer and funded by a grant from the Chicago Workforce Funders Alliance, CompTIA and its philanthropic arm, the Creating IT Futures Foundation, connected 27 local employers, including TapGenes, with students for internships, mentoring, school visits, classroom projects, and speaking opportunities. “The whole experience was wonderful from start to finish,” said Holmes. “It was Read More

Corliss Early College STEM High School celebrates Computer Science Education Week with

The STEM Program at Corliss allows students the opportunity take college courses while enrolled in high school and are able to earn an Associate’s degree in three different IT fields (Networking, Web Design, Computer Science.) According to a recent Bloomberg Business article, in the last 8 years of our recovery the economy is adding good Read More

Innovating to Educate: Hackathons Comes to Early College STEM Schools

Over the past three years, students and teachers at the five Early College STEM Schools (ECSS) have enjoyed clubs that engage in robotics, app design, science experiments and tech challenges that take place after school.  Additionally, schools participated in a series of quarterly “STEM Launch” events in which we collaborated with college partners to engage Read More

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