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Nichole Pientka
On December 13, 2018, the Future Institute Board‘s College Success Committee arranged a panel of Concept alumni who are current college students to provide insight into college for juniors and seniors at CMSA. The panelists were: Michelle Lopez, CMSA alumna, University of Chicago graduate, English & Spanish Language & Literature Major, RTI Teacher at HSA Belmont...
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Take a deep breath! In… Out… Okay, now we can talk about staying motivated during finals week during college. Honestly, though, no matter how many times you go through final exams, you will not quite get used to the stress that accompanies it. However, you can help yourself stay motivated despite the pressure your parents,...
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On December 7, 2018, the Future Institute in partnership with ICATT Apprenticeship Program representatives, Melissa Kmetz and Steven Pawlowicz, gave a presentation and overview of the ICATT Apprenticeship Program to seven graduates from Chicago Math and Science Academy who had expressed interest in learning more about the program.  Learn more about the ICATT Apprenticeship Program and its...
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On December 10, 2018, Jon Carlson, the Product Manager for GF Machining Solutions, visited CMSA and met with a group of seniors. In response to Future Institute’s partnership with the ICATT Apprenticeship Program, Mr. Carlson wanted to tour one of the high schools and meet some students that our organization supports. Mr. Steven Pawlowicz from ICATT Apprenticeship...
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Future Institute is partnering with the Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT) Apprenticeship Program to help the students we serve transition from high school to an apprenticeship in their chosen industry. Students benefit from the ICATT Apprenticeship Program in the following ways: – Gain skills for an in-demand profession – Earn a debt-free associate degree – Receive...
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While December can be an exciting month full of holiday cheer and winter break, it can also be a stressful time when colleges and universities give their final exams of the fall semester or winter quarter. As a student, you may be stressing out about preparing for final exams before winter break. Have no fear!...
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Following Thanksgiving and #GivingTuesday, Future Institute would like to thank all our partners, sponsors, mentors, students and anyone else who supports our programs and endeavors. Our programs like FIRM and Future Fund would not exist without the generosity of our sponsors, volunteers, and participants. Whether you are giving your time or donating scholarship funds, we...
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You may have seen our blog post about #GivingTuesday, which is a global invitation for everyone to give back to their communities in one way or another. In terms of Future Institute, you can give back by giving a college student a future in the following ways:  Become a mentor Give a scholarship Give an...
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Happy National Apprenticeship Week! If you haven’t heard of this week-long celebration of apprenticeships, then you should look no further than this blog post. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a national event that is currently in its fourth year of existence as of November 12th through the 18th.  The NAW website gives the following event...
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On November 27th, 2018, the Future Institute Board‘s College Success Committee arranged a panel of three Concept alumni who are current college students to provide insight into college for juniors and seniors at HSA McKinley Park. The panelists were: Shahista Khatoon, CMSA alumna, senior Biology major at Northeastern Illinois University Bryanna Moreno, HSA McKinley Park...
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