College Symposium

October 25, 2019

Future Institute’s main goal is to promote Concept Schools graduates’ high school-to-college transition. In order to facilitate the post-high school transition, Future Institute hosted a half-day symposium at East-West University (829 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605) for 130 Chicago high school seniors from CMSA, HSA McKinley Park, and HSA Southwest Chicago in the Concept Schools network. The focus of this symposium was on aiding these seniors’ transitions post high school transition with a focus on their transition to college. Dr. Mohammad Wasiullah Khan, Chancellor of East West University gave be the keynote address and Mr. Zafar Malik, Dean for Development and University Relations of East West University gave the closing remarks.

The College Symposium welcoming address in the auditorium at East-West University.
Dr. Khan gave the keynote address.

Breakout sessions at the symposium were as follows:

There was also a panel with Concept graduates, Tayyaba Hanif and Precious Taiwo, who are now attending UIC and Truman College respectively and participating in Future Institute’s main transition-focused program called the Future Leaders Initiative (FLI). The Undocumented Student Resources session by Luis Narvaez, EL Postsecondary Manager at Chicago Public Schools’ Office Of Language and Cultural Education was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Future Institute plans to host another symposium focused on career preparation for the same students in Spring 2020.