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As part of the Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) Program, a financial skills workshop will be hosted online in October for current program participants as well as select Future Fund program participants. The workshop will be presented by a representative from Morningstar, Inc and will cover topics like financial planning, paying for college, and advice about...
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As part of the Future Leaders Initiative (FLI) Program, a workplace culture workshop will be hosted online in October for current program participants as well as select Future Fund program participants. The workshop will be presented by Nathan Misirian, President & Chief Idea Officer of Autumn Consulting. Mr. Misirian will speak about cultural differences in...
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Future Institute’s main goal is to promote Concept Schools graduates’ high school-to-college transition. In order to help achieve a smooth transition, Future Institute is hosting a half-day symposium at East-West University (816 S Michigan Ave #2185, Chicago, IL 60605) for almost 200 Chicago high school seniors from CMSA, HSA McKinley Park, and HSA Southwest Chicago....
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On April 3rd, 2019, 10 seniors and their mentors in the Concept Young Scholars Program (CYSP) from HSA Columbus high school took a day out of their spring break to visit the Concept Schools Central Office in Schaumburg, IL. Mr. Sedat Duman, President & CEO, gave them a personal tour of the departments and gave...
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Future Institute connects college students with businesses in Chicago. We invited Chicago business leaders and high achieving, Chicago area, college seniors to attend this event in order to network and inititate contact between these two groups. The event at the Westin Chicago River North on February 28th was well-attended and productive relationships were started from...
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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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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 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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Steven Pawlowicz and Melissa Kmetz from the ICATT (Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training) apprenticeship program established by the German American Chamber of Commerce Midwest gave a presentation to 20 high school seniors at CMSA on October 4th, 2018. Their presentation detailed the program during which high school graduates (or GED recipients) can apply, be connected with...
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Future Institute, sponsored by Concept Schools, hosted the State of FIRM (Future Institute Road-to-Success Mentorship) Dinner on September 20th, 2018 at Chicago Math and Science Academy. This event’s main purpose was to bring community members, students, FIRM mentees and mentors together to share perspectives and give the 2018-2019 program a strong start. After dinner, Mr. Dan...
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