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Support City Fellows Students

When Jessica Daniels graduated from Howard University (Washington D.C.) in Spring 2021, she had plans to attend law school with her degree in Political Science and Criminology. She knew she needed an internship to help her law school application stand out, but struggled to find an opportunity that both fit her passion for reforming the…
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Chicago Semester's Film Premiere

  Today we presented the premiere of A Chicago Semester Film Featuring Students’ Stories of Hope! We hope our students’ stories inspired you. If you missed the film, you can still watch: click here. (Closed captions are available on this recording. To enable, click the CC button in the bottom right hand corner of the video window.) Chicago…
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Chicago Semester is on the move!

The program has signed a lease for a new office space at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart. After 15 years at our location at 11 E. Adams we will move to this innovative, collaborative workspace in mid-June. This move provides significant opportunities for the program to move forward in our strategic priorities to increase our visibility, build…
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Updates from Chicago Semester!

Chicago Semester celebrates 45 years! On Friday, April 12, Chicago Semester celebrated its 45th Anniversary as a program. Over 125 program alumni, former staff and friends attended this special anniversary celebration and honored significant award recipients. Staff and student volunteers hosted the event at the American Writers Museum downtown in the Loop, raising over $22,000…
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Spring News from Chicago Semester!

Students Engage Public Life in Chicago Our students are witnessing democracy in action here in the city. Chicago voters will have the opportunity to participate in a historical runoff election on April 2, electing the city’s first African American female into office. As a program we are committed to “equipping students for integrated personal, professional…
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Don't miss our book and wine pull on Friday, April 12!

Join the Story on Friday, April 12 as we celebrate 45 years!  This interactive evening at the American Writers Museum will include delicious food and drink, games, live music, a silent auction and book and wine pull. You won’t want to miss the highlighted opportunities below to give to Chicago Semester – check it out!…
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It Is Cold Outside, But Chicago Semester News is Host Off the Press!

Student Highlights The semester is off to a cold, but exciting, start for our students. While they’ve been adjusting to their internships and life in the city they’ve also had a chance to take advantage of some fabulous fine art events at Court Theatre in Hyde Park and Goodman Theatre in the Loop. This past…
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Unlock your future with transformative internships! Exciting opportunities await for summer 2024 & the 2024-2025 academic year. Stay tuned for more details to come early January.