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

May 18, 2021

To&Through Data Collaborative: City Colleges of Chicago

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.

May 19, 2021

Understanding Chicago Public Schools Graduates' College Pathways

On May 12 at 12:00 PM (CST), the To&Through Project and UChicago Consortium will share findings from a new report on Chicago Public Schools (CPS) graduates’ pathways through college. 

May 20, 2021

Student Perspectives on Supporting Their College Pathways

CPS students experience thousands of different college pathways. What are their perspectives on the supports needed to make it to and through? Join us on May 20 at 12:00 PM (CST) for a discussion with CPS graduates about their experiences with college transfers and leaves.

May 26, 2021

To&Through Middle Grades Network Practice Spotlight: Leveraging Student Voice

At this To&Through Middle Grades Network (MGN) Practice Spotlight, leaders from Florence Nightingale Elementary School will present their process for creating a Student Voice Committee to improve students’ sense of belonging.

Jun 22, 2021

To&Through Data Collaborative: Chicago State University

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 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.

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.