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Hope Chicago Awards 4,000 Debt-Free College Scholarships As A Part Of A $1B Commitment

Over the last week, the student bodies of five Chicago public high schools received a heartwarming surprise to catapult their future careers. Hope Chicago, a non-profit organization that promotes educational equity, awarded 4,000 students in 9th to 12th grade and their parents with full, debt-free college scholarships, according to a press release. The funding is a part of Hope Chicago’s commitment of investing $1 billion in scholarships to Chicago student-families over the next decade to “redefine the education landscape” across the Windy City. “I know from experience the promise of Chicago’s public school students, as well as what limits the ability of those in under-resourced neighborhoods to go to college and eventually build great careers, start businesses, add to the city’s economic vitality and contribute to the growth, stability and safety of their communities,” CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson said in a statement . “The city and all of us who live and work here are missing out on...

Feb 28, 2022