Partnership Matters
Join Us Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Kennedy-King College

City Colleges of Chicago values its partnerships with community organizations, local businesses and international corporations, Chicago Public Schools, and four-year institutions across the city, state, and country. Together, we support the students of our city who look to education as their path to upward mobility.

In addition to the education they receive in the classroom, through specialized programs, internships, apprenticeships, and industry-specific work-based learning opportunities, City Colleges students get access to resources they need, and learn the skills that will take them to the next phase in their education or career. These opportunities would not be possible without our partnerships.

This forum will showcase some of these partnerships, as we discuss best practices as well as growth opportunities.

Chancellor Juan Salgado

Chancellor Juan Salgado

Partnership Matters
Agenda & Panel Discussions

Panel 1:

Community Resources

City Colleges partners with community organizations to provide a wide range of services and supports to students and their families. Hear from some of these partners to learn about the resources they help to provide our students.


  • Asiaha Butler | RAGE
  • Kirstin Chernawsky | Erie Neighborhood House
  • Juliana Gonzalez-Crussi | Center for Changing Lives
  • Erendira Rendon | Resurrection Project

Panel 2:

Program Partners in the Community

Join us as City Colleges and partner organizations discuss the collaborations that ultimately create unique educational and career opportunities for communities across the city.


  • Jack Crowe | Year Up
  • Airies Davis | Leaders Up
  • Cherita Ellens | Women Employed
  • Kelsie Kliner | Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Paige Ponder | One Million Degrees

8:15 am - 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast
Registration & Breakfast

9:15 AM

Opening Remarks
Welcome from Chancellor Salgado

9:20 am - 10:35 am

Panel Discussions
Panel Discussions

11:00 am

Closing Remarks
Yes, I will attend!

Free parking is available on the north side of 63rd Street and Union Avenue, just east of the U-Building. Rideshare services to Kennedy-King College are encouraged. All guests must enter through the front entrance on 63rd Street.


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