Since 2001, the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) has been fostering community revitalization through comprehensive community development strategies in seven southside neighborhoods in Chicago.
In the fall of 2014, Lizzy Carroll traveled up to Albany Park from the ISU campus with her special education class. Her day involved community experiences as well as clinical observations in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), her initial window into community-integrated teacher preparation that is the foundation of the National Center for Urban Education model.
ISU College of Education hosted their second annual Future Teacher Conference on November 13, 2020. The event was virtual this year, and 235 high school students from around the state participated. The Future Teacher Conference is an event for high school students who are interested in the field of education. The Future Teacher Conference gives
Housed in the College of Education, NCUE’s Step-Up program completed its 11th summer of preparing future educators from across the University to teach in urban settings.
ISU’s National Center for Urban Education through the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP) partner has demonstrated exemplary models of sustaining and shifting services in order to best support their communities.
“Pivot” has been the defining action word as non-profit organizations, throughout the city of Chicago, have found new ways to continue serving community members in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Three miles apart, Latinos Progresando and Breakthrough, both partners with ISU’s National Center for Urban Education through the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP), have demonstrated exemplary models of sustaining and shifting services in order to best support their communities. In doing so, both organizations followed city and state recommended guidelines, prioritizing health and safety, as they creatively responded to crucial community needs.
Many Illinois State graduates were able to secure jobs in Chicago Public Schools and are learning how to navigate remote learning alongside their veteran colleagues.
The National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) is excited to announce that this fall, of the over 30 Illinois State University recent graduates that have accepted positions in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), almost one-third will be teaching in the ISU NCUE partner communities.
The Auburn Gresham Gold Schools initiative is a collaboration between the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) and several strategic partners including Illinois State University Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP).
Collaboration has been a key component of the National Center for Urban Education (NCUE) since its inception.