The To&Through Project’s events are intended for a diverse cross-section of education leaders and partners from the K-12, higher education, nonprofit, and civic communities. Presenters and panelists come together to share new research findings as well as share ideas and strategies for helping Chicago’s under-resourced 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. You can watch recordings of our previous events on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

Dec 1, 2022

Centering Equity in Organizational Change

Join us for an online panel discussion featuring Rito Martinez, Co-Director of the Truth, Healing, and Equity Fellowship (T.H.E. Fellowship) and Jacquelyn Lemon, CEO of NewRoot Learning Institute. The panel discussion will focus on approaches to beginning and sustaining equity-centered change efforts in organizations that aim to better serve young people of color.

Dec 6, 2022

The Case for Making Chicago’s Selective High Schools and Colleges Less Selective

Join us for a thought-provoking look at studies on selectivity in high school and colleges with University of Chicago To&Through Project Director Alex Seeskin. He will dive deep into existing research and discuss implications for school districts and higher education institutions.

Dec 13, 2022

To&Through Data Collaborative: The To&Through Project

The To&Through Project​ team will present on their expanded use of qualitative data and efforts to develop qualitative resources, such as case studies, to inform Chicago practitioners' understanding of college access and success for CPS students.

Past Events

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.

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.