700 Chicago Tech leaders hear about progress with tech academy at ITA CityLIGHTS

Last Thursday night’s ITA CityLIGHTS event was special, particularly for the students of Chicago Tech Academy in attendance.

From the stage, I told guests about this new urban high school that we created to inspire and teach technology and entrepreneurship. It’s a close, innovative partnership between Chicago’s tech industry leaders and teachers.

The new school is open to all students, and more than 1,000 kids entered the lottery to be a part of the next freshman class.  Many of these students are experiencing high expectations for the first time. With your help, they’ll learn to expect great things from themselves, and our community will be better for it. It doesn’t matter where these students come from, we can impact where they’re heading.

This school is a startup. Raising the donations to fund the school, developing a strong mentoring team and curriculum, and keeping a visible connection to the entrepreneurial and tech industry is critically important.

You might enjoy the video from our student lottery… and please feel free to pass along to others:

“Waiting no more” to inspire Chicago’s future tech leaders from Chicago Tech on Vimeo.

I hope you’ll consider joining me as a volunteer “booster” of this school. To learn how, drop me a note, or visit the school’s website.

 

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