The Center for College Access and Success (CCAS) created a makers area known simply as the CenterSpace. Founded in 1978 as a teacher resource center, we have expanded this area devoted the hands on approach to learning. View the workshop calendar here.

Our work has a greater impact when we work in collaboration. We have a rich history of working with teachers in schools and at the Center. We offer a variety of professional development workshops.

Open Make sessions are held every third Thursday of the month.









21st Century Community of Learners

Arts at the Center

Cicero-Berwyn Education Initiative


Talent Search

Upward Bound Math & Science

Experiential Learning

Motivational Interviewing

CenterSpace Workshop Calendar

Professional Development Workshop Series

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathemathics (STEM)

iMathination Conference

Inquiry and Design Institute

Young Adult Literature Conference

Bilingual/English as a Second Language Endorsements


Center Adminstration

Grant Programs

Parent Resources




Center for College
Access and Success

770 N Halsted, Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60642
fax 312-563-7210