Comer Education Campus celebrates its first four-year college graduates

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 in Education, Featured
Comer Education Campus celebrates its first four-year college graduates

The Comer Education Campus is improving outcomes for young people by building partnerships, putting resources behind programs and making long-term commitments to students. This uniquely comprehensive model is grounded in the knowledge that children everywhere want to learn and is seeking to change the national conversation about education through its work on the South Side. […]

Arnesia Banks

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Education
Arnesia Banks

Arnesia Banks is an introspective young woman with a passion for life and a unique mantra. “Ask for more of everything,” she said. “Want more. Be grateful. Seek more understanding. Be in awe.” Arnesia’s personal search for meaning and fulfillment enhances her professional profile. She wants to build a career in law and her thoughtful […]

De’Andre Armstrong

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Education
De’Andre Armstrong

De’Andre Armstrong is going to change the world–one horror movie at a time. As a media studies and film graduate from the University of San Francisco, De’Andre is paving the way for low-income, minority youth. De’Andre is an alumnus from the inaugural class of Gary Comer College Prep, and like most of his peers, he […]

DeShawn Armistead

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Education
DeShawn Armistead

Like many recent college graduates, the possibilities feel infinite for DeShawn Armistead. Equipped with a broad liberal arts education and enough enthusiasm to charm even the most hardened cynic, DeShawn stands ready to embrace the world. I am about to do something amazing,” he said. “It’s time to go make it happen.” DeShawn believes his […]

Dashay Berry-Purnell

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Education
Dashay Berry-Purnell

Dashay Berry-Purnell is an inspiration to the many people who love her. She has a big heart, a strong spirit and a steadfast determination that will carry her well past her highly celebrated college graduation. “My mother, my grandmother, all three of my aunties, my cousins and my little cousins, my nephews and my high […]

The Spy Who Tutored Me

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 in Education
The Spy Who Tutored Me

On any given school night, kids from all over Chicago gather their homework into backpacks and handbags, head to a stretch of Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park, and slip through the secret door behind the counter at the Spy Store. They’re not undercover agents, of course, but they are joining an elite society of sorts. […]

GCCP National Honor Society Service Learning Trip to Comer Children’s Hospital

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Education, Press
GCCP National Honor Society Service Learning Trip to Comer Children’s Hospital

During their April Spring Break, eight students from Gary Comer College Prep’s National Honor Society chose to embark on a service learning trip to Comer Children’s Hospital. In the spirit of service, Gary Comer College Prep’s NHS requested that the hospital “allow our community to serve the needs of your community.” What unfolded was a remarkable […]

Comer To College: A 10 Year Commitment to Success

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Education
Comer To College: A 10 Year Commitment to Success

On a chilly early spring day, Taniesha Broadway and Rosie Martin sit on a sprawling green lawn at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. The two girls look the part of proud college sophomores. Martin wears a bright red Wisconsin sweatshirt and Broadway sports a grey Wisconsin zipup while sipping coffee from a UW Law School mug. […]