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

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.

Dec 10, 2019

To&Through Data Collaborative: Jen Wenner

Jen Wenner presented High Jump’s research-based system for using focus groups as tools for problem identification, progress monitoring and summative evaluation. Jen is the Director of Program Evaluation and Quality Improvement at High Jump.

Nov 20, 2019

To&Through Data Collaborative: Dom McKoy and Alex Usher

Dom McKoy and Alex Usher presented an early look at a new version of the To&Through Community Areas Tool that tracks CPS high school and college attainment by Chicago neighborhoods. 

Oct 22, 2019

To&Through Data Collaborative: Kirat Doshi

Kirat Doshi presented on work around the "My Options" tool, a project to provide OneGoal Fellows with real-time feedback around the development of their college lists. Kirat Doshi is the Managing Director of Analytics at OneGoal.

Sep 24, 2019

To&Through Data Collaborative: Nate Flint

Nate Flint presented National Louis University's undergraduate coaching/advising/career milestones, and the data dashboard used to manage them. Nate is the Manager of Undergraduate Analytics at National Louis University.