Questions are being posed. Discussions are growing louder. The hard look in the mirror has arrived.
2020 has been a year of incidents large and small, tragic and disheartening. It has been a year where a pandemic threw a glaring spotlight on the racial inequities of our healthcare system. It has been a year of violence in our streets because questions have been asked as to what is justice, what is law, what is order? What is murder? Why do we continue to live with institutionalized racism?
Why City Colleges of Chicago Matters:
- Dismantling Institutionalized Racism
- Championing Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion
- Driving an Inclusive Economy
- Catalyzing COVID Recovery
- Creating Equity for Black and Brown Communities
- Combating Systemic Inequities
- Galvanizing Sustainable Change
City Colleges of Chicago serves an incredibly diverse student body as a gateway to both academic advantage and the potential of upward mobility. It has long ceased to be a holding ground for those with no other educational option. It is an affordable, quality education for those who seek a better life.
And yet it still can be out of reach.
City Colleges of Chicago matters because it is empowering the lives of Black Chicagoans. It serves a unique and critical role in this community and deserves the attention of the citizens it serves.
That is why in the month of January, the City Colleges of Chicago Foundation is bringing the strength of its seven colleges to bear for a series of live-streaming discussions – Seven Strong: Why City Colleges Matter.