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Experts by Experience Episode 6: "My Dorm Is My Classroom" with Carmen & LaShawndra
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Experts by Experience Episode 5: "When You're a DREAMer" with Sherelin & Yessenia
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Experts by Experience Episode 4: "Clapping Back" with Guillermo & Jameelah
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Experts by Experience Episode 3: "Remaining True" with Guillermo & Jameelah
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Experts by Experience Episode 2: "Robbed of Those Experiences" with Kiara & Yoselin
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Experts by Experience Episode 1
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Experts by Experience Episode 1: "The Energy to Adapt" with Yahriel & Yessica
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How is a nonprofit in Chicago's Little Village using To&Through Project data to illuminate trends in neighborhood students' educational attainment?
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How did Lindblom Math and Science Academy become the top recipient of college scholarships in the district for five years in a row?
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How did Benito Juarez Community Academy more than triple its percentages of freshman and graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher?
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Senn High School
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How did Nicolas Senn High School achieve a double-digit gain in its college enrollment rate within just two years?
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How did Tilden Career Academy High School foster double-digit gains in its Freshman OnTrack rate and a four-fold improvement in the number of students graduating with a 3.0 GPA or higher in only four years?
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UIC College Prep High School
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How did Chicago's UIC College Preparatory high school increase the average GPA of its freshmen from 2.2 in 2008 to 3.0 in 2017 and foster significant gains in college persistence?
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Selena Torres - One Million Degrees scholar, graduate of Chicago City Colleges, University of Illinois electrical engineering student
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To&Through In Action: Improving College Graduation at the University of Illinois at Chicago
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How did the University of Illinois at Chicago strengthen supports for its underrepresented minority students?
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Mark Blanchard - Graduate of UChicago Charter School and Oberlin College, MFA student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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To&Through In Action: Improving College Persistence at National Louis University
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How did National Louis University improve college persistence and academic achievement?
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Jessica Vargas - George Washington High School Class of 2017
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How did Washington High School successfully create a new college-going culture?
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How did Washington High School successfully create a new college-going culture?
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How did North Lawndale College Prep motivate students to attain strong grades and attend colleges with high graduation rates?
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How did North Lawndale College Prep motivate students to attain strong grades and attend colleges with high graduation rates?
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To&Through In Action: Attendance and Freshman On Track culture at UChicago Charter School
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How did UChicago Charter dramatically improve attendance and foster a college-going culture?
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How did Kelly High School increase applications to and enrollment in four-year colleges?
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How did Kelly High School increase applications to and enrollment in four-year colleges?
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Are you using To&Through research, data, or resources at your school or college? Are you a student, or do you know a student, whose journey to and through high school and college should be shared? We want to know! Explore our stories below, then submit your story here for a chance to share your insight with others working to move more students to and through high school and college. Select the appropriate category below to begin sharing your story.

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