Join us! UIC College Workshop

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Calling Native Youth! Come learn about a new leadership program for YOU

St. Kateri Center of Chicago and CPS American Indian Education Program are building a new leadership program to cultivate young student leaders within our community. Participants will be able to receive stipends for their work at each of our programs’ events and have an opportunity to attend national Native Youth Leadership conferences as our youth delegate(s). It will be an exciting opportunity for our youth to develop their leadership and professional skills while giving back to the community!

Interested students and parents are invited to join us for an information session next Monday, October 23rd at 5pm to learn more details AND to submit an application! Come after tutoring and stay for Ojibwe Language Class 😉

CaptureYouth Leadership Meeting 10-23-17

New GoCPS application is available for enrolling students for the 2018-2019 school year

On Monday, CPS opened the new GoCPS application for families to enroll their students as incoming PreK, Elementary or H.S. students. GoCPS is the new online system that makes it easier to apply to Chicago Public Schools.

Find all the information you need at

The application is streamlined for all to be able to research schools within the district, explore different program offerings, and to apply to schools. The system will automatically inform parents if their kids need to take any selective enrollment tests or submit standardized test results per each school’s requirement.

The first step in the application process is to do your RESEARCH. Contrary to what some believe, there are some REALLY great schools within the district. Your role as a parent is to find them and see if it is feasible for your child to attend. Do not feel like, because you live in a certain neighborhood or only make so much money, that your family doesn’t have access to the best schools in the district because that is certainly not the case!

Some schools do have attendance boundaries, or minimum grade requirements, or testing requirements- however, most ARE available options to your child. Use GoCPS as your research portal and search for CPS schools and programs to start identifying where you may want to apply. View school profiles with detailed background, contact, performance, and admissions data to further inform your decisions.

Once you have decided which school(s) you want to apply to, you will need to create or activate your account. Current 8th grade students would have received an activation code from their schools, otherwise, non-CPS students only need to create an account. The website to go to is: If you have misplaced or did not receive this code, please contact the Office of Access and Enrollment at 773-553-2060 or to have it reissued. Activation Codes were sent again with eligibility letters in September 2017.

The applications are available starting October 10th online and via paper and must be submitted by December 22nd, 5pm CST. Notification notices will be sent starting in March 2018 to inform families of acceptances.

Download the all grades application guide here for step by step instructions, FAQs and contact info for assistance.

Good luck in this process and let us know if we can be of any assistance!


After School Tutoring Starts TODAY!

CPS American Indian Education Program Tutoring Services Now Available!

Does your child need help getting a head start on the new school year? Would you like one-on-one instruction for them? 

Join us at St. Kateri Center for after school tutoring starting TODAY, October 2nd from 3:30-5pm! We will have a CPS teacher and program staff on hand to assist your child and afternoon snacks are provided 🙂 Students are also encouraged to stay afterwards for the Ojibwe Language Class from 6-7p. 

After school tutoring

Can’t make it to St. Kateri Center but your child still needs help? Email or call 773-534-2735 to request individual services at a convenient location to you and your family.

After school tutoring 10-2 thru 12-13-17

Are you the parent of a 6th-8th grade CPS student?

We invite you to attend the Chicago Public Schools – Network 1- High School Fair on Tuesday, October 10th from 6-8pm at Hitch Elementary, 5625 N Mc Vicker Ave, Chicago, IL 60646. Learn about the new Go CPS High School application process, academic and extracurricular activities and meet with citywide High School representatives.

See flyer for more details!


Apply for Project Syncere E-Academy Engineering Program

Project SYNCERE’s E-CADEMY is an out-of-school time engineering program that is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 and 9-11 for enrollment in post-secondary STEM programs.

The program utilizes the nationally recognized Project Lead The Way curriculum, to teach students how to apply engineering skills to identify problems, create unique solutions and lead their own learning experience. Over the course of 32-weeks during the school year, students work both in teams and individually to develop the skills and knowledge required for success at the post-secondary level. Our goal is to provide a pathway of opportunities that brings like-minded students together, to motivate and prepare them to successfully pursue careers in engineering. Through their early involvement in the program, we believe that we can be the catalyst for increasing the number of students who successfully matriculate through college and pursue careers in the STEM fields.  


  • Learn to use industry leading software to solve engineering problems
  • Create solutions to engineering design challenges
  • Build a portfolio of work for continued education opportunities
  • Gain skills in communication, critical thinking and collaboration
  • Entrance into a post-secondary institution to pursue a STEM degree


They have 2 programs, one for middle school students and the other for high school students (including incoming freshman):


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8.5 x 11_Pro E-CADEMY Program-1


Check out our Summer 2017 Quarterly Newsletter!

Download the latest edition here: Summer 2017 Quarterly Newsletter