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First-Generation Students Share Lessons Learned on Their Trailblazing Paths to Success

According to the Center for First-generation Student Success, 1 in 3 undergraduate students nationwide—nearly five million people—identify as first-generation college students. Across the country, two-year colleges serve a higher percentage of...

Staff Perspective: Helping first-generation college students find their path

We asked Bianca Rodriguez, transfer center director at Daley College, a few questions about her own experience as a first-generation college student - and how it impacts her approach to supporting...

Student Perspective: Ambassador Program Helps Students Get Involved, Improve Leadership Skills

Amanda Delacruz is studying psychology at Truman College. She is a first-generation, non-traditional student who is serving as this year’s vice president of communications for the student ambassador program. As my...

City Colleges of Chicago Enrollment Is Up for Fall 2022

Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Reports City Colleges of Chicago Outperforms the State and National Averages for Fall Enrollment CHICAGO – (November 1, 2022) – City Colleges of Chicago (CCC)’s fall 2022...

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Follow These Five Tips To Be Cyber Smart

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month—a great time to remember how to be cyber smart. Follow the five tips from our Information Security team below, and remember, if you ever get an email that...

Staff Perspective: Building a Transfer Community at City Colleges

I have always believed that education is the key to growth of the middle class, a way out of poverty and the development of a just society. I am a first-generation student...

Harold Washington College Recognized for its Commitment to Military-Affiliated Students

Harold Washington College is proud to serve those who served. The college was recently named a 2022 Military Times “Best for Vets” college for its commitment to military-affiliated student success. The college...

Get Ready, Get Registered: Quick Actions to Take on National Voter Registration Day

The following blog post was written by Elvis Guzman, director of civic engagement at City Colleges of Chicago. So you’re thinking about voting in the 2022 election? Great! As City Colleges’ director...

City Colleges Celebrates 2022 Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week

United States President Joseph Biden Jr. and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) announced that September 12-18, 2022, will be observed as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week. The observance takes...