In 2003, alongside its partners, Illinois State University was granted federally earmarked funds to develop the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP).

During the last four weeks I’ve had the pleasure of working with preservice teachers during Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline’s STEP-UP summer immersion fellowship.

Students at a Chicago garden

Illinois State University’s STEP-UP fellows gathered July 22 in Chicago to participate in a service-learning event focused on refugee resettlement and the refugee student experience.