We believe in a holistic approach to education.

Our work in education focuses on the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. We recognize that there are many factors influencing how a child learns. Our collaborative effort addresses components vital to every child’s growth: academic support and college readiness, after-school enrichment, teen employment, housing and healthcare. Our network of strategic partnerships strengthens the community through specialized services and programs. The Comer Education Campus is comprised of Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep, Gary Comer Middle School and UtmostU, a college success initiative. The campus forms the cornerstone of our mission to improve education and the well-being of children and families on Chicago’s South Side.