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The Cities Project

Raised toward our $11,000 Goal
150 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 13, at 12:00 PM CDT
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The Cities Project

Cities Mentor Project provides Chicago Public School students with a) training in coping with severe and chronic stressors that impede learning (e.g., community violence); b) connection to mentors who support youth coping in real-life situations and connect youth to c) high-quality after-school and summer programming for additional support. Cities Mentor Project makes a long-term commitment to youth, supporting them from the 4th grade all the way through their first year in college.

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This fundraiser is connected to our annual 5k/8k Superhero Run! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a great bonding opportunity for our mentors and mentees and for everyone in Chicago who can join us. 

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9 years in the program

We work with each student from the 4th grade through their first year in high school!


Mentoring since 2008

Our mentorship program has been making an impact since 2008!


Almost 400,000 CPS students

One day, we hope to make a difference in the lives of every CPS student.


10 years of mentoring

Our mentorship program has been going strong for 10 years!


22 years of research

The research that laid the foundation for this program began in 1996.


A non-profit

We are a proud non-profit, or 501(c)3, that exists solely to benefit our community.


Each child

This amount covers the yearly cost to support a student in the program.

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