Friday, January 27, 2023

West Side Learning Center Brings Connections, Community, and In-Demand Opportunities to Chicago’s Austin Neighborhood

Barbara Meschino, the dean of Malcolm X College’s satellite location in Austin, the West Side Learning Center (WSLC), grew up in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood. She credits her deep roots...

“This Is My Victory”: City Colleges Celebrates Adults Who Earned Their High School Diploma

The Kennedy-King College Theater was abuzz on December 17, 2022, as students from six City Colleges were celebrated for earning their Illinois High School Diploma. In a ceremony held that morning, students...

OHC Women’s Basketball Player Named NJCAA Player of the Week

Congratulations to Olive-Harvey College sophomore Fantasia Baines for being named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National Player of the Week for December 7-13, 2022. Baines was honored...
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Wright College Writing Tutor Featured on WBEZ Podcast

Journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells made history in Chicago and across the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, Michelle Duster, Wells’ great-granddaughter, the author...

Students Shine at Wright College Engineering Showcase and Competition

Students from Wright College’s Center for Excellence in Engineering and Computer Science were front and center at a showcase hosted Thursday night. The fourth annual “Engineering Ideas” event was held on December...

Wright College Engineering Student Wins STEM Scholarship

Wright College sophomore Shlesha Patel is one step closer to earning a four-year degree in mechanical engineering, thanks to a scholarship announced at an event held December 9, 2022, at Wright’s...

City Colleges of Chicago and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce® Collaborate to Offer...

This is the first collaboration between the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce® and City Colleges in direct service to the Hispanic Business Community. The new class is open to anyone, in...

U.S. Department of Education Highlights City Colleges-CPS Partnership During Recent Webinar

Here in Chicago, a unique partnership between City Colleges and Chicago Public Schools is gaining national attention. The Chicago Roadmap, our combined effort to support students along a seamless path to and...

OHC Faculty Member and Playwright Wins Theater Competition

Melda Beaty, an assistant professor in the Communications Department at Olive-Harvey College, has set the stage for success—both for her students at OHC and in her professional career. Beaty was recently...

Malcolm X College Dental Hygiene Faculty and Program Named Volunteer of the Year by...

Dr. Sherece Thompson, DDS, and the Malcolm X College Dental Hygiene program have been named the 2022 “Dental Volunteer of the Year” by CommunityHealth, a Chicago-based, volunteer-supported healthcare organization that provides health services at...