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

Jan 26, 2021

To&Through Data Spotlight: Emily Oster on National COVID-19 School Response

Professor Emily Oster will join us to share the National COVID-19 School Response Dashboard that tracks COVID-19 rates in schools across the country. She will also demonstrate Stats iQ, a new statistical analysis tool tied to the dashboard.

Feb 9, 2021

Introduction to the Postsecondary Attainment Index

The To&Through Project and UChicago Consortium will share the purpose behind the new Postsecondary Attainment Index and demonstrate for non-profits and school districts how to calculate their own PAI.

Feb 23, 2021

To&Through Data Collaborative: To&Through Project Team

Alex Usher and Shelby Mahaffie will share an early look at the To&Through Project’s thinking about National Student Clearinghouse data on 2020 college enrollment. Alex Usher is the Associate Director of Data and Research and Shelby Mahaffie is a Research Analyst II for the To&Through Project and UChicago Consortium.

Mar 2, 2021

The Education Debt for Young Black Men of Chicago Public Schools

Join us for an online panel discussion featuring Dr. Maurice Swinney, Chief Equity Officer for Chicago Public Schools (CPS); Dr. Shawn Jackson, President of Truman College; and Dr. Kyle Westbrook, Executive Director of the Partnership for College Completion. The panel discussion will center on the K-12 and higher education experiences of Black male students from CPS.

Mar 16, 2021

To&Through Research Spotlight: Linking SEL to Long-Term Success

John Q. Easton and Shanette Porter will join us to share emerging research on the relationship between social emotional development, long-term outcomes, and the impact of schools.

Mar 23, 2021

To&Through Data Collaborative: Jazmin Fermin

Jazmin Fermin will share features of the user-centered data dashboard designed for the Network for College Success partner schools. Additionally, she will cover the value of telling stories with data and the importance of building systems/tools with the end-user in mind. Jazmin is the Data Strategist at the Network for College Success.

Apr 20, 2021

To&Through Data Collaborative: MAPSCorps

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

May 18, 2021

To&Through Data Collaborative: Declan McDonnell

Declan McDonnell will present data on efforts to incentivize enrollment at City Colleges of Chicago. Declan is a Data Strategist at the City Colleges of Chicago.

Jun 22, 2021

To&Through Data Collaborative: Dr. Jane Stout

Dr. Jane Stout will present on data-informed efforts to better understand successful student pathways at Chicago State University. Dr. Stout is the Assistant Director of Data Analytics at Chicago State University.

Past Events

Jan 19, 2021

Annual Update: The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public School Students

The To&Through Project and UChicago Consortium will share the newest report on the Educational Attainment of Chicago Public School Students along with new updates to the To&Through Online Tool. For the first time, the report and the Tool include outcomes from 2-year colleges and a new Postsecondary Attainment Index.

Jan 12, 2021

To&Through Data Collaborative: Moon Lee

Moon Lee will share the Noble Network of Charter Schools’ new Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) data system developed specifically for remote learning. Moon is the Chief Data and Innovation Officer at the Noble Network of Charter Schools.

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.

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.

Oct 20, 2020

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

Dr. 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.

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.

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.

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.