The To&Through Project’s convenings bring together and break down silos among a diverse cross-section of education leaders and partners from the K-12, higher education, nonprofit, and civic communities. Participants come together to learn, share ideas, and strategize about how to help Chicago’s most at-risk students succeed in high school and college. The To&Through Project also hosts monthly Data Collaboratives designed to elevate and promote dialogue around new and emerging work focused on applying data to youth development efforts.

Upcoming Events

Sep 29, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Jeff Broom

Jeff Broom will present a consultation protocol on the CPS School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP). Jeff is the Director of School Quality Measurement and Research for Chicago Public Schools.

Oct 6, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Dom McKoy & Alex Usher

Dom McKoy and Alex Usher will present an early look at forthcoming updates to the To&Through High School Online Tool that includes the addition of  2-year college persistence and completion data. Dom is the Associate Director of Engagement and Alex is the Associate Director of Data & Research for the To&Through Project.

Oct 20, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Nour Abdul-Razzak & Max Lubell

Nour Abdul-Razzak and Max Lubell will present on the UChicago Crime and Education Lab’s evaluation of Choose to Change (C2C), a program offered by Children’s Home & Aid and Youth Advocate Programs. C2C offers youth intensive wraparound and intensive mentoring services that focus on addressing each young person’s specific needs, with trauma-informed CBT that helps youth process their trauma and develop a new set of decision-making tools. Dr. Abdul-Razzak is a post-doctoral fellow with the Crime and Education Lab, and Max Lubell is the research manager for the C2C project.

Nov 17, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Cason Brunt

Cason Brunt will share a curriculum overview, metrics, and outcomes associated with the Empowered Leader Experience, a brand new high-impact leadership development experience offered to college-aged Chicago Scholars. Cason Brunt is the Director of College Success and Postsecondary Leadership Development at Chicago Scholars.

Dec 15, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Jessica Cañas & Michael Johnson

Jessica Cañas and Michael Johnson will present on emerging community-based research efforts in Little Village and Englewood. Jessica is the Postsecondary Manager for Enlace Chicago, and Michael is the EQLP Project Manager for Teamwork Englewood.

Past Events

Aug 17, 2020

Premiere of the Documentary "The Second Window" & Panel Discussion

The University of Chicago Network for College Success, Consortium on School Research, and To&Through Project invite you to join us for the virtual premiere of the documentary film The Second Window: How a Focus on Freshmen Transformed a System on Monday, August 17 at noon.

Aug 11, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: CPS High School Data Strategists

The CPS High School Data Strategists team will present on adaptations to their Freshman On-Track data support in response to remote learning environments. Maggie Morrow is the Network 17 Data Strategist, Jonathan Harper is the Network 16 Data Strategist for Chicago Public Schools, Jenna Hindi is the Network 15 Data Strategist, and Ken Duncan is the Data Strategist for Network 14.

Jul 21, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Nick Mader

Nick Mader will present the tools and process that the Chapin Hall Collaborative uses for allowing its non-profit and public agency partners to request highly customized data analysis reports, which are automatically generated from linked administrative data. Nick Mader is a Senior Researcher at Chapin Hall.

Jun 16, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Ada Gomero and Liam Bird

Ada Gomero and Liam Bird will present on the use of data supporting the implementation of the CPS Equity Framework. Ada is the Equity Data Strategist and Liam is the Equity Policy Strategist at Chicago Public Schools.

May 26, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Cy Hendrickson

Cy Hendrickson will share a version of Hernandez Middle School's student communication tracker that was developing during the transition to emergency remote learning. Cy is the Assistant Principal of Henandez, a sixth through eighth grade CPS middle school serving nearly 1,000 students from Gage Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Apr 28, 2020

[CANCELLED] To&Through Data Collaborative: Andres Alvear and Jessie Gotsdiner

[CANCELLED] Andres Alvear and Jessie Gotsdiner will present MAPSCorps’s community asset data collected by high school and college students across Chicago. Andres is the Executive Director of MAPSCorps (Meaningful, Active, Productive, Science in Service to Communities) and Jessie is the Director of Operations.

Mar 24, 2020

[CANCELLED] To&Through Data Collaborative: Que Keith and Eliza Moeller

Que Keith and Eliza Moeller will present on how the Network for College Success is incorporating principles of Continuous Improvement into their practice. Que is the Director of Data and Continuous Improvement and Eliza is the Director of Research and Continuous Improvement.

Feb 25, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Barrington Price

Barrington Price will present on Dominican University's use of student & faculty survey data informing their first-year student retention strategy. Barrington is the Vice President for Student Success and Engagement at Dominican University

Feb 4, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Poverty Lab and To&Through Project

The University of Chicago's Poverty Lab and the To&Through Team will host a community discussion about using data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to understand students’ postsecondary trajectories and outcomes. This session will provide attendees an opportunity to share how each other are navigating decision rules, data quality, and limitations of this data.

Jan 21, 2020

To&Through Data Collaborative: Alex Seeskin, Alex Usher & Shelby Mahaffie

Alex Seeskin, Alex Usher and Shelby Mahaffie will present work on the development of a Sophomore OnTrack indicator. Alex S. is the Director of the To&Through Project (T&TP), Alex U. is the Associate Director of Data & Research at T&TP, and Shelby Mahaffie is a Research Analyst at T&TP.