The Urban Prep Fellows Program

A Unique Year of Service Opportunity in Urban Education

In Chicago, just one in forty African-American boys in public schools earns a college degree by age 25. But for two years in a row at Urban Prep Academies, the nation’s first network of all-male charter public high schools, 100% of seniors have gained admission to attend four-year colleges and universities. Do you have the skills, passion, and energy to help us continue to make this vision a reality? Consider applying to join the Urban Prep Fellows Program, a distinctive full-time, one-year service opportunity for recent college graduates.

Urban Prep Fellows augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families, and leading a seminar course. Our experience has shown that these relationships are critical in providing students with the support, academic enrichment and social-emotional development necessary for college readiness. Fellows are supported through the year by our veteran teaching staff and an ongoing Professional Development series which gives Fellows the opportunity to learn firsthand about the people, ideas, and policies shaping change in urban America. During their service year, Fellows are provided with housing, transportation, health and dental insurance, and a monthly living stipend.

Urban Prep Academies operates 3 all-boys public high schools in low-income, predominantly African-American communities in Chicago. The schools’ accomplishments have been praised by numerous luminaries and national news outlets, including President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, The Chicago Tribune, ABC World News, People Magazine, and the Associated Press.

Learn more about Urban Prep with this short video, and check out the Urban Prep Fellows website at for more information and to apply.

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