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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  

The after-school hours are the most threatening time for young people, especially those who walk in some of Chicago's most...

The Northwestern University Center for Genetic Medicine supports a diverse group of researchers studying basic genetic mechanisms, the genetics of complex diseases, and gene-environment interactions.  The Center serves as a focal point for education and training in genetics and fosters public...

CIERA's mission is to promote research and education through the support of postdoctoral fellows developing independent research programs, advanced graduate and undergraduate research, seminar series, a long-term visitors program, and to pursue new astrophysics research directions. Special emphasis is given to interdisciplinary...

As the 21st century begins to unfold, it is clear that we live in a society in which science plays an increasingly significant role. In establishing the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C²ST) as a non-for-profit in 2006, the founders sought to bring together Chicago’s scientific leaders – academic, corporate, government,...

Mission: We offer a high quality world-class education for the 21st century. Our mission is to ensure that every child is on track to graduate prepared for success in college, work and life.

One of the top priorities in the Chicago Public Schools and the City of Chicago is to provide unique learning opportunities...

The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (CNADC) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research, education and patient care. The research mission is to discover how the healthy brain coordinates mental functions such as memory, language, attention, and emotion in health and how those functions are affected by...

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is active in a number of educational and public outreach activities, including public observing hours on most Fridays during the academic year in the historic Dearborn Observatory.  Recently, this department has...

People of all ages and levels of arts experience come to our Art Center to engage in self discovery through classes, exhibitions, lectures, family programs, and special events. The atmosphere is friendly, yet serious learning is underway in classrooms, studios, and galleries. Everyone is encouraged to refine their art making...

The Evanston Public Library (EPL), located in Evanston, Illinois, has three locations: the Main Library at 1703 Orrington Ave, the North Branch at 2026 Central Street, and the Chicago Avenue-Main...

Evanston Township High School (ETHS) District 202 is a four-year (9-12), comprehensive high school occupying a 65-acre campus in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago along the Lake Michigan shore. ETHS was established in 1883 and serves the city of Evanston and a small portion of the neighboring village of Skokie for a total...

The Chicago Public Library welcomes and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning. Working together, we strive to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs and other resources. ...

The Alberto Culver Health Learning Centers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital empower users—the public, patients, families, and NM providers and staff—with timely, accurate, health information.

Northwestern University launched the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN) to support research, teaching and outreach in these critical areas. ISEN will seek solutions to some of society's most pressing problems by consolidating and building on existing strengths, as well as fostering new efforts.

The International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) catalyzes and supports world-class interdisciplinary nanoscience research to address the world’s most pressing problems in medicine, environmental science, information technology, energy, homeland security, food and water safety, and transportation. 

A pressing policy problem in the United States and other countries is the extraordinary pattern of inequality in the health of children and adults. These health disparities are widespread and not easily explained. C2S faculty are forging new paths to create better understanding of, and improvement in, human health and social outcomes...

For over 45 years, Kartemquin Films has been making documentaries that examine and critique society through the stories of real people.

The mission of The Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival.

The Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program fosters reflection and discussion on values issues within medicine. MH&B has a 25-year history of teaching bioethics within the medical school curriculum, and has since expanded to include the medical humanities and the values-oriented social sciences. The program now offers a...

Medill, a leader in education since 1921, offers programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications that combine enduring skills and values with new techniques and knowledge that are essential to thrive in today's digital world.

Medill has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence. As the media industry...

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), Chicago—one of the largest science museums in the world—is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

MSI excites students, empower teachers, and engage the community with innovative programs. Its Center for the...

The Noyes Cultural Arts Center is the home of the City of Evanston's Cultural Arts Division, which manages major summer art festivals and concerts, art camps, Arts & Humanities Month and the Cultural Fund Grant Program.

There is a full stage at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center that seats 190 people and two galleries. The...

The Oncofertility Consortium is a nationwide, interdisciplinary group led by Northwestern University researchers, dedicated to the advancement of technologies that will provide improved fertility preserving options to cancer patients.

The One Book One Northwestern project is a community-wide reading program hosted by the Office of the President at Northwestern University, which aims to bring together individuals with different backgrounds to share and discuss a common topic. The project sponsors six months of programming including lectures, movies, and art...

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Northwestern’s School of Continuing Studies is a peer-led, non-credit, educational and social program serving more than 700 seasoned adults on the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) provides world-class care to patients from around the globe for a range of conditions from acute brain and spinal cord injury to chronic arthritis, pain and sports injuries.

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is dedicated to the process of discovery, advancing medical knowledge, and providing compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer care.

At the Lurie Cancer Center, outstanding basic, translational, and clinical research complements a full range of prevention...

The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science provides an environment that fosters creativity and innovation and emphasizes the importance of making outstanding contributions to society. Its distinguished faculty is actively engaged in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research. Faculty members are active in entrepreneurial...

Science Café Evanston is a forum for members of the public to engage in discussion with Northwestern researchers on interesting and important scientific issues. Café events are informal and accessible - much more so than a public lecture. It's an opportunity to gather with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere while...

The Science in Human Culture (SHC) program invites scholars and students in the humanities and social sciences to study the cultural context in which science, technology, and medicine develop.

The mission of The Graduate School (TGS) of Northwestern University is to be a trusted, responsive, visionary leader and partner in order to maintain and promote the highest quality master’s and doctoral education.

TGS collaborates with a number of schools to guide and sustain an institutional culture that facilitates...

Chicago Public Media (CPM) serves the public interest by producing and delivering diverse, compelling content of multiple viewpoints and expression. CPM acts as the circuit that connects residents of our region to one another, to the nation, and to the world in a relevant and evocative way.

CPM is a national leader in...

Y.O.U. is a youth development agency providing services and leadership for young people and their families. The team at Y.O.U works hard to support adolescents out of school through four major program areas: after-school enrichment,...

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