Year-End Goal: $500,000
One Donor has committed to match up to $250,000 in Donations!
In Chicago, our public schools are in crisis and the gap in education opportunities for low-income students is widening. GCE’s Scholarship Fund is a direct way for you to change this inequity and support students on their way to becoming active global citizens.
I would like to thank everyone at the school for being such a large part of my son’s instantaneous leap in self confidence and self esteem while being a student at GCE Lab School. NEVER EVER has my son EVER said to me with conviction, “I now know that I can do anything.” —GCE Parent
I’m thankful to finally be in a place where I’m allowed to be independent and an individual, where I can have a voice…GCE is a place of possibilities. This is a place where I can succeed, where I can thrive, and I want to make sure that happens. I want to go beyond what you guys simply ask of me, what is simply required, because I know I am capable of this. —GCE Student
Often, in schools where you’re one of forty per class, you become lost, and swept under the rug. Here at GCE my teachers work with me to ensure my success. I am given opportunities to study subjects that I’m interested in, and furthermore, find my own reasons for being interested in these subjects. When I walk into the building at GCE, I feel empowered and respected. –GCE Student
My whole life I have been used to going to traditional schools where we learn no more than to behave correctly and to do all of our homework. You have opened a door of opportunities for me that leads to real learning and to living experiences that connect me with society and their needs, and I am beyond thankful for this. —GCE Student
Our high school is representative of Chicago’s diverse communities and our results are – across the board – exceptional.
|of students college-bound|
|of graduates received merit-based scholarships to college|
|Average dollar amount of scholarships awarded from colleges|
|GCE students participate in over 50 hours of community service projects every school year, strengthening the connection and relevance between school, themselves, and the world|
Get to know some of our scholarship recipients by visiting their digital portfolios
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GCE Lab School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap for low-income urban students. EIN 45-2406296.