UChicago Network for College Success Welcomes Four New Partner High Schools and Expands Existing Partnerships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (Chicago, IL) The UChicago Network for College Success (NCS) is pleased to announce the addition of four new partner high schools to its esteemed Partner School Network. Joining this collaborative effort to improve outcomes for students across Chicago are Alcott College Prep, Kelvyn Park High School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School, and Wendell Phillips Academy High School.

Founder and Co-Executive Director to Step Down After 17 Years of Service

The UChicago Network for College Success (NCS) announced that Founder and Co-Executive Director Sarah J. Duncan will be stepping down in June 2023.

NCS Named 2022 Employee Engagement Top Performer by DecisionWise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (Chicago, IL) The Network for College Success (NCS), a project of the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a 2022 Employee Engagement Top Performer Award Winner by DecisionWise. Each year, DecisionWise, a global leader in employee engagement and feedback for over 20 years, conducts employee eng

NCS Receives Investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Network for College Success, a project at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration, has received an $11.7m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its work helping Chicago public high schools improve graduation rates and college success among low-income, black, and Latino students. The initiative provides NCS partner schools with leadership development training, executive coaching, and professional learning sessions to build educator capacity

Philanthropy News Digest: Gates Foundation Announces $1.7 Billion Education Initiative

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has just announced a $1.7 billion education initiative aimed at building collaborative school networks.