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Common Ground Foundation

  • Common Ground Foundation
  • 1136 S. Delano Court
    Suite B201
  • Chicago , IL 60605
  • 773-295-1915
  • Marcia Boyd
  • College Access Consultant
  • 773-295-1915

Program Description

The Common Ground Foundationâ??s youth education initiatives were inspired by a mission to expose underserved inner city youth to new opportunities through the creative arts. Over the past 12 years, the program has broadened its focus to include the Dreamerâ??s & Believers Youth Mentoring Program & Summer Camp, partnering on the Chicago Youth Jobs Collaborative, and creating job-training experiences for underserved youth throughout the City of Chicago.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



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