We believe in access to a great education that will inspire students to transform their world. Our mission is for all students to complete postsecondary degrees. We achieve this by developing support systems that build student self-esteem, awareness and empowerment in their abilities. This support system includes those closest to them, including parents and teachers, and expands out into the community.



"A strategy that I learned...was to be proactive and organized in my success."

Tarique W., Posse Scholar


"They were there for me during the transition from middle school to high school, an now from high school to college."

Cayana B., Scholarship Award


"The college trips allowed me to have a 3-day dorm experience which really gave me an idea of what I want to do."

Elijah M., Scholarship Award


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