Chicago Public Schools Activities

This website illustrates the depth of the partnership between Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the University of Illinois System (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield) in the number and scope of programs offered by the University System with the faculty, students, and staff of CPS. Many of the programs listed here include outreach across the state of Illinois but all have some component offered with CPS. They range in scope from early childhood literacy, to summer camps for high school students, to scholarships for college.

The list is as complete and current as the information we have, and the website is under frequent refinement as programs evolve. Please contact us with suggestions for additions or corrections.

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2018 Disability Resources & Educational Services Summer Camps: Illinois Track Camp 6/20/18 - 6/23/18 Urbana
2018 Disability Resources & Educational Services Summer Camps: Illinois Wheelchair Basketball - Illini Premier Camp 6/26/18 - 6/30/18 Urbana
2018 Disability Resources & Educational Services Summer Camps: Illinois Wheelchair Basketball - Individual Skills Camp 6/30/18 - 7/4/18 Urbana
2018 Entertainment Media Summer Camp 7/8/18 - 7/13/18 Urbana
2018 Exploring Education Summer Camp: Session 1 6/10/18 - 6/14/18 Urbana
2018 Exploring Education Summer Camp: Session 2 7/8/18 - 7/12/18 Urbana
2018 Fine + Applied Arts (FAA) Summer Intensive 6/24/18 - 6/30/18 Urbana
2018 Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) - High School Camp 6/11/18 - 6/22/18
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Urbana
2018 Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) - Middle School Camps - Week 1 6/25/18 - 6/29/18 Urbana
2018 Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) - Middle School Camps - Week 2 7/9/18 - 7/13/18 Urbana
2018 Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) - Middle School Camps - Week 3 7/16/18 - 7/20/18 Urbana
2018 Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) - Middle School Camps - Week 4 7/23/18 - 7/27/18 Urbana
2018 Girls' Astronomy Summer Camp 7/24/18 - 7/25/18 Urbana
2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Aerospace Engineering 7/8/18 - 7/14/18 Urbana
2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Bioengineering 6/17/18 - 6/23/18 Urbana
2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Chemical Engineering 6/17/18 - 6/23/18 Urbana
2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Computer Engineering & Computer Science 7/8/18 - 7/14/18 Urbana
2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Girls Building Awesome Machines (G-BAM)/Mechanical Engineering 7/8/18 - 7/14/18 Urbana
2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Girls Learning About Materials (GLAM) 6/17/18 - 6/23/18 Urbana
2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Girls Learning Electrical Engineering (GLEE) 6/17/18 - 6/23/18 Urbana
2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Materials Science & Engineering (Middle School) 6/25/18 - 6/29/18 Urbana
2018 High School Summer Bridge Program - Portuguese 6/4/18 - 6/15/18
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Urbana
2018 Illinois Gies College of Business Emerging Business Leaders Program 7/8/18 - 7/20/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Harp Class 5/31/18 - 6/2/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Advanced Piano 6/24/18 - 6/30/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Black Chorus 6/24/18 - 6/30/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Composition / Electronic Music 6/24/18 - 6/30/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Intermediate Piano 6/17/18 - 6/23/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, and Rock Band 7/15/18 - 7/21/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Junior High Band 7/15/18 - 7/21/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Junior High Bands, Chorus, & Orchestra 7/8/18 - 7/14/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Junior Piano 7/8/18 - 7/14/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Music Technology 6/17/18 - 6/23/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Pre-college Academy 6/24/18 - 6/30/18 Urbana
2018 Illinois Summer Youth Music - Senior High Bands, Chorus, & Orchestra 6/17/18 - 6/23/18 Urbana
2018 iSTEAM Summer Program 6/24/18 - 6/30/18 Urbana
2018 ResearcHStart Program for High School Students 6/18/18 - 8/10/18 Urbana
2018 Sports Media Summer Camp 7/8/18 - 7/13/18 Urbana
2018 Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World 6/11/18 - 8/3/18 Urbana
2018 Summer Intensive Arabic Program for High School Students 6/10/18 - 6/23/18 Urbana
2018 Summer Piano Institute 7/16/18 - 7/21/18 Urbana
2018 USDA Ag Discovery Program 6/24/18 - 7/29/18 Urbana
4-H Illini Summer Academies 2018 6/24/18 - 6/28/18 Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter A ACES Research Apprentice Program - 2018 6/24/18 - 7/29/18 Urbana
African-American Cultural Center Ongoing Chicago
All Learn Mathematics Project Ongoing Chicago
The All-Star River Explorers: Discover the Basics of Rivers and How They Are Formed Ongoing Urbana
American Migrations Project Ongoing Chicago
Animal Adaptations Ongoing Urbana
Army ROTC Program Ongoing Chicago
First entry beginning with at least the letter B B.A./B.F.A. Auditions Ongoing Chicago
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education - General Education Courses Ongoing Chicago
Band & Orchestra Festival Ongoing Chicago
BeeSpotter Ongoing Urbana
Behavioral Health & Welfare Program Ongoing Chicago
Bioinformatics Instruction & Tutoring Project Ongoing Chicago
Bridges to Baccalaureate Program Ongoing Chicago
Bugging out! Teaching with Insects Ongoing Urbana
Bully-Proofing Your Classroom Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter C Campus Visit Programs Ongoing Urbana
Catch the Carrot Ongoing Urbana
Center for Economic Education Ongoing Chicago
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies K-14 Teaching Resources Ongoing Urbana
Center for Literacy Ongoing Chicago
Center for Research on Women & Gender Ongoing Chicago
Center for State Policy and Leadership Ongoing Springfield
Center for Urban Education Leadership Ongoing Chicago
CHANCE Program Ongoing Chicago
Chez Family Scholarship Program Ongoing Urbana
Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion Ongoing Chicago
Chicago Teacher Transformation Institutes Ongoing Chicago
Chickscope Resources Ongoing Urbana
ChicTech Retreats Ongoing Urbana
ChicTech Visits Ongoing Urbana
Child & Family Development Center Ongoing Chicago
Children’s Participation and Environment Research Lab Ongoing Chicago
Civic Engagement Days Ongoing Chicago
Collaborative for Equity & Justice in Education Ongoing Chicago
College of Dentistry Urban Health Program Ongoing Chicago
College of Nursing Urban Health Program Ongoing Chicago
College of Pharmacy Urban Health Program Ongoing Chicago
Community Based Children and Family Mental Health Services Research Program Ongoing Chicago
Comprehensive Assessment and Response Training System Ongoing Chicago
Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Unit Ongoing Chicago
Comprehensive Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Clinic Ongoing Chicago
Comprehensive Program for Struggling Algebra Students Ongoing Chicago
Connected Chemistry Curriculum Project Ongoing Chicago
CPS Medical and Health Career and Allied Health Programs: College of Applied Health Sciences Ongoing Chicago
CS4HS Chicago (Computer Science for High School Chicago) Ongoing Chicago
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter D Department of Educational Policy Studies Ongoing Chicago
Department of Educational Psychology Ongoing Chicago
Department of Special Education Ongoing Chicago
Department of Theatre: BFA Programs Recruitment Ongoing Chicago
Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic Ongoing Chicago
Discover Architecture Pre-College Program 2018 - Session 1 6/17/18 - 6/30/18 Urbana
Discover Architecture Pre-College Program 2018 - Session 2 7/8/18 - 7/21/18 Urbana
Discover Bioengineering (DE-BioE) 2018 6/10/18 - 6/16/18 Urbana
Discover Engineering (DE) 2018 6/24/18 - 6/30/18 Urbana
Diversity and Inclusion: Learning Across Differences Ongoing Urbana
DREAM Training Planning Committee Ongoing Chicago
First entry beginning with at least the letter E Early Intervention Training Program Ongoing Urbana
Ed.D. in Urban Education Leadership Ongoing Chicago
Education Assessment Clinic Ongoing Chicago
Educational Opportunities Program Ongoing Urbana
Emotional Intelligence for Teachers Ongoing Urbana
EngineerGuy Ongoing Urbana
Engineering Design Projects for Specific Grade Bands Ongoing Urbana
Engineering Open House 2018 3/9/18 - 3/10/18 Urbana
EQuIP Yourself for NGSS Ongoing Urbana
Excellence in Teaching Mathematics & Science: Chicago Symposium Series Ongoing Chicago
Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program Ongoing Urbana
Experience AHS 2018 3/10/18 Urbana
Explore ACES 2018 3/9/18 - 3/10/18 Urbana
Explorer-Cadet Fire School 2018 7/12/18 - 7/15/18 Urbana
Exploring Mechanical Science and Engineering (Exploring MechSE) 2018 7/15/18 - 7/21/18 Urbana
Exploring Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (Exploring NPRE) 2018 6/24/18 - 6/30/18 Urbana
Exploring the Secret Life of Trees Ongoing Urbana
Exploring Your Options (EYO) 2018 - Session 1 6/10/18 - 6/16/18 Urbana
Exploring Your Options (EYO) 2018 - Session 2 7/15/18 - 7/21/18 Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter F FAST Services: Adult Education & Career Transition Program Ongoing Chicago
FAST Services: Parent Outreach Program Ongoing Chicago
FAST Services: Parent Resource Program Ongoing Chicago
FAST Services: Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays Ongoing Chicago
Food Fun - From Apples to Zucchini Ongoing Urbana
Forever Friends Ongoing Urbana
Fresh From the World.... Where Your Food Comes From Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter G General Diagnostic Clinic Ongoing Chicago
Global Studies 2018 Summer Programs: Global Health 7/15/18 - 7/20/18 Urbana
Global Studies 2018 Summer Programs: International Law and Social Justice 7/15/18 - 7/20/18 Urbana
Global Studies 2018 Summer Programs: Sustainable Futures 7/15/18 - 7/20/18 Urbana
The Great Corn Adventure Ongoing Urbana
Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health Ongoing Chicago
Great Plant Escape Ongoing Urbana
A Guide to the Business of Babysitting Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter H Health Rocks! Ongoing Urbana
Healthy Relationships in a Technology Driven World Ongoing Urbana
High School German Day Competition Ongoing Chicago
High School Jazz Festival Ongoing Chicago
Honors Band Festival Ongoing Chicago
HOT Project - Healthy Outcomes for Teens Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter I I Think Green - Even Small Things Help Care for the World Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Aerospace Institute Summer Camp 2018 - Session 1 6/17/18 - 6/23/18 Urbana
Illinois Aerospace Institute Summer Camp 2018 - Session 2 7/29/18 - 8/4/18 Urbana
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Math Finals - 2018 5/5/18 Urbana
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics [ICTM] Listserv Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Early Learning Project: Project Approach Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Engineering Ambassadors Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Families and School Success Ongoing Urbana
Illinois School Reform Resource Locator Ongoing Urbana
Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival 2018 5/4/18 - 5/5/18 Urbana
Illinois Water Cycle Ongoing Urbana
Illinois Water Resources Center Ongoing Urbana
Incubation and Embryonic Development Course Ongoing Urbana
Inquiry Adventures Youth Nature Field Trips Ongoing Urbana
Institute for Juvenile Research Ongoing Chicago
Institute for the Humanities Ongoing Chicago
Institute of Government & Public Affairs Ongoing Chicago
INTC's 2018 Beginning Teacher Conference 6/26/18 - 6/27/18 Urbana
Intensified Algebra Program Ongoing Chicago
InTouch Crisis Hotline Ongoing Chicago
Introducing Engineering in the NGSS Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter J First entry beginning with at least the letter K Knowing Your World Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter L Let's Talk About Insects Ongoing Urbana
Little Scientist: NGSS Aligned Life Science Activities Ongoing Urbana
Livestock E-Quiz Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter M MakerGirl Ongoing Urbana
Math Beyond the Book Ongoing Urbana
Math in the Middle Ongoing Urbana
Math You Can Count On Ongoing Urbana
Mathematics Materials for Tomorrow's Teachers Ongoing Urbana
Maximizing Academic Growth with Social & Emotional Learning Ongoing Urbana
Mile Square Community School Health Centers Ongoing Chicago
Minority Engineering Recruitment and Retention Program Ongoing Chicago
Mission Motion: Making Sense of Graphs Ongoing Urbana
Morrill Engineering Program Ongoing Urbana
My First Garden: A Guide to the World of Fun and Clever Gardening Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter N Nab the Aquatic Invader! Ongoing Urbana
NanoCEMMS Online Lab Materials Ongoing Urbana
Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood & Community Improvement Ongoing Chicago
Natural Resources, the Environment and Ecosystems Ongoing Urbana
Necessary Steps Mentoring Program Ongoing Springfield
Neighborhoods Initiative Ongoing Chicago
NetMath Ongoing Urbana
NetMath Certificate of Professional Development in Applied Mathematics Ongoing Urbana
Neurodevelopmental Psychopharmacology Clinic Ongoing Chicago
Neuropsychology Services Program Ongoing Chicago
NGSS for Administrators: An Introductory Guide to Implementation Ongoing Urbana
NGSS for the Novice Ongoing Urbana
Number Sense and More Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter O Off to a Good Start Ongoing Urbana
Office of Electronic Media Ongoing Springfield
Online Agricultural Education Master of Science Ongoing Urbana
Online Course Offerings for Students Ongoing Urbana
Out on a Limb: A Guide to Getting Along Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter P Pathways Resource Center Ongoing Urbana
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Program Ongoing Chicago
Pediatric Stress & Anxiety Disorders Clinic Ongoing Chicago
Peer Health Exchange Ongoing Chicago
Pollen Power! Summer Day Camp for Girls - 2018 7/23/18 - 7/27/18 Urbana
Power and Energy Interactive Activities Ongoing Urbana
The Power of the Wind Ongoing Urbana
The PRAIRIE Group Ongoing Chicago
Principal's Scholars Program Ongoing Urbana
Project ESTEEM Ongoing Chicago
Project Lead The Way - Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) Summer Training Institute 2018 6/18/18 - 6/29/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Digital Electronics (DE) Summer Training Institute 2018 7/23/18 - 8/3/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Engineering Design and Development (EDD) Summer Training Institute 2018 6/18/18 - 6/29/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Environmental Sustainability (ES) Summer Training Institute 2018 7/9/18 - 7/20/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Gateway Automation and Robotics (AR) Summer Training Institute 2018 7/23/18 - 7/27/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Gateway Automation and Robotics (AR)Summer Training Institute 2018 6/11/18 - 6/15/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Gateway Computer Science App Creators (AC) Summer Training Institute 2018 6/11/18 - 6/15/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Gateway Computer Science for Innovators and Makers (CSIM) Summer Training Institute 2018 7/16/18 - 7/20/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Gateway Design and Modeling (DM) Summer Training Institute 2018 6/18/18 - 6/22/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Gateway Design and Modeling (DM) Summer Training Institute 2018 6/25/18 - 6/29/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Gateway Energy and Environment (EE) Summer Training Institute 2018 6/25/18 - 6/27/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Gateway Green Architecture (GA) Summer Training Institute 2018 6/25/18 - 6/27/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Gateway Medical Detectives (MD) Summer Training Institute 2018 7/30/18 - 8/3/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Gateway Science of Technology (ST) Summer Training Institute 2018 6/25/18 - 6/27/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) Summer Training Institute 2018 7/9/18 - 7/20/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) Summer Training Institute 2018 6/18/18 - 6/29/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Launch Classroom Teacher Summer Training Institute 2018 6/27/18 - 6/28/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Launch Lead Teacher Summer Training Institute 2018 6/25/18 - 6/26/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Principles of Engineering (POE) Summer Training Institute 2018 6/18/18 - 6/29/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way - Principles of Engineering (POE) Summer Training Institute 2018 7/9/18 - 7/20/18 U of I System
Project Lead The Way Illinois Ongoing U of I System
First entry beginning with at least the letter Q First entry beginning with at least the letter R Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center Ongoing Chicago
Rain Check Network - A Student Driven Database Ongoing Urbana
The REACT Program Kidspace Ongoing Urbana
Real Teaching with Real Colors (Personality Instrument) Ongoing Urbana
Research on Urban Education Policy Initiative Ongoing Chicago
Resources for Educators in Illinois Ongoing Urbana
Richard J. Daley Library Ongoing Chicago
Riding the Winds with Kalani - A Weather Adventure Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter S Salute to Academic Achievement Ongoing U of I System
Sangamon Auditorium Ongoing Springfield
Shake, Rattle and Slide: The Work of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Glaciers Ongoing Urbana
Smart Energy Design Assistance Center Ongoing Urbana
Social Sciences 3.0 Professional Development Academy Ongoing Chicago
Spanish Summer Camps (ages 10-13) - Session 1: Summer 2018 6/4/18 - 6/15/18
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Urbana
Spanish Summer Camps (ages 10-13) - Session 2: Summer 2018 6/18/18 - 6/29/18
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Urbana
Spanish Summer Camps (ages 4-9) - Summer 2018 6/4/17 - 7/27/18
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Urbana
Sports Fitness Program 2018 6/11/18 - 7/2/18
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th
Urbana
Strategies for Empowering Students: Classroom activities that engage the mind Ongoing Urbana
Student Introduction to Engineering Ongoing Urbana
Summer 2018 Latin American Studies Educators' Workshop: Modern Andean Points of View: The Andes and Their People 6/4/18 - 6/8/18 Urbana
Summer Bridge Program Ongoing Springfield
Summer Session Ongoing Chicago
Summer Sports Camps 2018 5/5/18 - 8/5/18 Urbana
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education Ongoing Urbana
Survey Research Office Ongoing Springfield
First entry beginning with at least the letter T Take Action on Radon for Healthy Homes Ongoing Urbana
Taste of Computing Ongoing Chicago
Teaching of French Ongoing Chicago
Teaching of German Ongoing Chicago
Teaching of History Ongoing Chicago
Teaching of Spanish Ongoing Chicago
Thinking about NGSS: Introducing the Practices Ongoing Urbana
Tree House Weather Kids Ongoing Urbana
Trees are Terrific - Travels with Pierre Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter U UIC College Prep HS Ongoing Chicago
UIC Forum Ongoing Chicago
UIC Pavilion Ongoing Chicago
UIC Reading Clinic Ongoing Chicago
UICFIG (Finance & Investment Group) Ongoing Chicago
UIS Summer Youth Sports Camps 2016 Ongoing Springfield
University Academic Programs and Services Ongoing U of I System
University of Illinois Survey on Neighborhood Health Ongoing Chicago
Upward Bound Program Ongoing Chicago
Urban Health Program Pipeline Initiatives Ongoing Chicago
Urban Health Program: Health Professions Conference Ongoing Chicago
First entry beginning with at least the letter V Vet Med Open House - Fall 2018 10/7/18 Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter W A Walk in the Woods Ongoing Urbana
Welcome to the Real World Ongoing Urbana
What's the Big Deal, It's Just a Talk (Parent Education) Ongoing Urbana
WhysGuy Ongoing Urbana
Wildlife Encounters Resources Ongoing Urbana
Windows to Asian Cultures Ongoing Urbana
Women in Engineering Visit Options Ongoing Urbana
First entry beginning with at least the letter X First entry beginning with at least the letter Y The Young Child Clinic Ongoing Chicago
Youth Classics Camps (Ages 9-12): Meet the Greeks - Summer 2018 6/11/18 - 6/29/18
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Urbana
Youth Classics Camps (Ages 9-12): Meet the Romans - Summer 2018 6/11/18 - 6/29/18
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Urbana
Youth Development Program Ongoing Chicago