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Nichole Pientka
Brian Herrera, a Chicago Math and Science Academy former student, became a Dreamer when he graduated from high school. However, he still couldn’t receive state and federal financial aid and could only afford to attend a community college. Brian was frustrated by the lack of resources and financial support in his quest to get a...
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Future Institute is dedicated to helping Concept Schools‘ graduates succeed, so we love to share our good news with the world! While 2020 and 2021 have so far been frustrating years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been able to help several alumni with employment in the past year. Congratulations to the following IMSA North...
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Written by: Mariana Perez, Junior at Harold Washington College – City College of Chicago, FLI Program Participant (This content has been edited for clarity and grammar) I remember in high school we had guest speakers who would talk about their careers and how they got there. They would tell us what school they went to,...
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Some Concept students and graduates may be wondering if college really is the best path to a career for them. This may be the case whether they’ve been accepted, enrolled, or even dropped out of college. Future Institute believes in fostering success whether that means a 2-year or 4-year degree, or an alternative pathway. This...
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Being a college student isn’t easy. You’re still adapting to young adult life, a new environment, difficult classes, and different expectations from high school. You may have read our blog post on “How to Budget in College” or our budgeting advice compilation article, but this post is a bit more abstract than the others. This...
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