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Launch U

  • Launch U
  • 641 West Lake Street
    200
  • Chicago, IL 60661
  • 312-805-3198
  • 2005

Program Description

OUR MISSION

Launch U pairs young professionals with high achieving urban scholars to help expose them to college life and career opportunities and provide general guidance during their senior year of high school.

OUR VISION

Launch U empowers young, achieving, motivated youth to pursue their dreams of college graduation. Our vision is for each Launch U scholar to be able to use the network they build through their Launch U experience to take advantage of career opportunities in the future.

OUR GOAL

Launch U's goal is to enable 100% of its scholars to achieve college graduation and future employment.

Success Stories

This year, one of our extremely bright scholars, Elijah, was awarded a full-ride scholarship to attend Northwestern University in the fall! We are so proud of Elijah and all of his accomplishments. Receiving such a prestigious award on such a competitive academic level is a moment that Launch U will forever feel proud and grateful for.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 1%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 60%
  • African American: 35%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 150
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Undocumented Students (10)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Grinnell College
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Vanderbilt University