Established in 1998, Betty Shabazz International Charter School is an African centered network of charter schools comprised of three Chicago campuses: Betty Shabazz Academy K-8, Barbara A. Sizemore Academy K-8, and DuSable Leadership Academy 9-12. Our mission is to provide every student with a safe & nurturing learning environment, and an academically rigorous & culturally relevant educational program that graduate’s students who excel in reading, oral & written language, mathematics, science, technology, social studies, and the arts & humanities. Betty Shabazz Academy 7823 S. Ellis Ave 773.651.1221 – Barbara A. Sizemore Academy 6936 S. Hermitage Ave 773.535.9144 – DuSable Leadership Academy 773.535.1170
Thanks to the generosity of John & Alice Butler, Butler College Prep is providing leaders. Their academically challenging curriculum, focused on the arts and social justice is producing socially engaged Leaders. Achieving greatness is not just a goal for the students and staff at Butler College Prep. It is their expectation!
Rev. Dr. Derrick b. Wells, Senior Minister – The Reverend Dr. Johnnie Colemon, often referred to as the First Lady of the New Thought Christian Community, founded Christ Universal Temple, a thriving, spirited, and progressive New Thought Church in 1956. In 1974, she established an international organization of affiliated New Thought churches and study groups called the Universal foundation for Better Living. Rev. Colemon, celebrated fifty years of building and teaching in 2006, the year she retired as the Senior Minister of Christ Universal Temple. During her tenure, she built five structures to spread the “Better Living” teachings, including three churches and two institutions of learning (Johnnie Colemon Institute and Johnnie Colemon Academy). She also constructed a luxury banquet hall and restaurant service. When the congregation outgrew the first church, Rev. Colemon designed the current Christ Universal Temple, located on the 100 acre campus at 119th Street and Ashland Avenue in Chicago.
Cosmetology – Esthetics – Nail Technology for the 21st Century – Certification – Instructor & Continuing Education “Become A Champion” – Mrs. Michelle Obama’s esthetician and hair stylist are Dudley College graduates
In an Afrikan centered context, our purpose is building Afrikan children to be exceptional, academically intense, driven and disciplined human beings. its organic approach concentrates on Reading, Mathematics, Focus, Geography, Health, and Cultural Enrichment. We are a private home school institution with specific measurable goals. Azania Grade level – Pre-school 2-4 years; Togo Grade level – Kindergarten through 1st grade; Congo Grade level – 2nd Grade through 3rd Grade; Mau Mau Grade level 4th Grade through 5th Grade; Uganda Grade level – 6th through 7th Grade; Zimbabwe Grade level – 8th Grade; High school Course study is cored through independent study and intense test preparation;
Core Curriculum is Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, African Culture and Thought, Foreign Language (French, Kiswahili), and Social Studies
Hansberry College Prep is a non-selective charter school that provides rigorous, college preparatory curricula. Students and staff have worked to create a culture that promotes working together, accountability with a strong focus on discipline, critical thinking, and ding what is necessary to achieve goals. -IB World School – AP Classes – 4 Years Foreign Language – Extra-Curricular Activities
The Jacob Carruthers Center, CCICS of Northeastern University is located 700 East Oakwood Boulevard in the heart of Chicago. Since 1966, CCICS has established itself as a premier African-centered institution in higher education throughout the world. The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees Inner City Studies Education have prepared thousands of students to work as professionals in a multiplicity of inner city agencies, institutions, and organizations, both public and private.
Founded in 1960 by Lena Bryant to help students enter the field of hair care, cosmetology and esthetics. Lena’s daughter, Denise Velasquez continues this tradition. Certification classes available.
Muhammad University of Islam was established in 1934 by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the city of Detroit, Michigan. The Muhammad Universities were born from the need to revive, reform and redeem black people who had suffered from the miseducation and hostility toward blacks in the public school system. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad recognized the inherent weakness in the public school system and determined that for black people to gain the tools needed to build a new reality for themselves – we needed to establish an independent school system, with a new and strong foundation based upon the Supreme Wisdom of Almighty God (ALLAH). The Honorable Elijah Muhammad established a vehicle that would enable us to control the education of our children and consequently the direction of our future. After the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1975 and the dismantling of the Nation Of Islam, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan began the laborious task of re-building the Nation Of Islam in 1977 and re-established the University of Islam in 1989 on the foundation built by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
The Joseph Business School (JBS) is a 9 – Month nationally accredited entrepreneurship campus and online program training entrepreneurs how to start and run a business using practical and biblical principles. JBS offers over 30 courses divided into 3 terms, convenient Saturday classes, affordable tuition, and students develop a business plan for their specific business idea.
The Joseph Business School is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.