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June Events at the Spanish Coalition for Housing

Register online today or contact Erica Hernandez, CHA Project Coordinator, at

Free Classes at City Colleges of Chicago


Chicago Early Learning Preschool Opportunity 

The 2021-22 Chicago Early Learning Application is open! Families can research programs and submit applications at or by calling the Chicago Early Learning hotline at (312) 229-1690.
All families with children who will be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2021 are encouraged to apply.


Scholarship Opportunities from The Dream-US

Scholarship Application Workshops


Every Thursday from 6PM-7PM, Daley is hosting Tuition Scholarship Application Workshops to support students interested in exploring Advanced Manufacturing. Click below to watch a short video for an overview of programs.



Protect Chicago Initiative


Richard J. Daley College is working with Oak Street Health clinic to assist in serving our communities with the recruitment of individuals who can fill critical positions for the COVID-19 Testing Sites and Health Clinic locations.



DACA Clinic Information Provided by the Chicago Law & Education Foundation (CLEF)

Families can email CLEF for DACA legal support in English or Spanish at: Their website is:, and their Facebook page is:


Virtual Workshops by Chicago Housing Authority Community Alliance 

  • Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) Grants – Chicago residents looking to advance their job prospects may be eligible to earn an industry-recognized certificate for free, helping to propel them towards an in-demand career in under a year. Learn more here.
  • Star Scholarship – Students who graduate from a CPS, charter, or Big Shoulders Fund-Supported partner schools and earn at least a 3.0 GPA can complete their certificate or degree at CCC for free, including tuition and books. Learn more here.
  • Summer Start – Students who graduated from CPS in fall 2020 or will graduate in spring 2021 and plan to continue their education at CCC this fall may be eligible to earn free college English credits and up to $1,000 this summer. Learn more here.
  • ACE Scholarship – Students who graduated from CPS in 2020 and have not yet started their college journeys may be eligible to earn up to $1,500 this summer and fall, as well as a free laptop to keep. Learn more here.
  • SEED Scholarship – Recent CPS graduates looking to become CPS teachers through the Teach Chicago Tomorrow Pathways Partnership are eligible for an up to $3,000 renewable scholarship from CCC starting this fall. Learn more here.
  • PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholarship – Students who identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, or Latinx and are pursuing a career in one of five identified fields may be eligible a scholarship award from the PepsiCo Foundation worth up to the total cost of tuition and books for the semester. Learn more here.


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