The mission of Elevate College Prep is to provide opportunities for intellectually curious pre-college students to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and careers. Through academically rigorous and culturally enriching programming, Elevate College Prep enhances students’ STEM sense of belonging, interest, and capacity, all within a fun environment in the vibrant city of Chicago.
Above all, Elevate College Prep’s vision is to lead accessible STEM initiatives, serving as a thriving hub of innovation that nurtures thousands of minds and extends our influence far beyond the boundaries of Illinois Tech.
Meet the Team
Associate Director of Pre-College Access
Contact for External Partnerships and a Bronzeville Opportunity Engine Advisory Board Member
Manager of Pre-College Access
Contact for special events and summer programs
Coordinator of Pre-College Access
Contact for DevUp Scholars Program and Dual-Enrollment Programs
Contact for Esports Programming and High School Apprenticeships
After School Matters is a nonprofit organization that provides life-changing after-school and summer program opportunities to nearly 19,000 Chicago high school teens each year. It offers Chicago public high school teens an opportunity to explore and develop their talents, while gaining critical skills for work, college, and beyond.
Founded in 1994, the ACE Mentor Program of America is a free, award-winning, after-school program that is designed to attract high school students into pursuing careers in the architecture, construction, and engineering industries, including skilled trades.