Residential Education for 150 Chicagoland students

by Glenwood Academy


Glenwood Academy believes that all children have the potential to succeed, but recognizes some face difficult social and economic situations at home that severely affect their willingness and ability to learn. To help 150 Chicagoland students who face such challenges graduate on-track and on time, Glenwood offers around-the-clock safety, rigorous academic classes during the day, and a caring campus community in the evening.
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Glenwood Academy is greater Chicago's only boarding school that offers a safe, nurturing environment for disadvantaged children. Willing and able to learn but constrained by difficult social and economic situations, each year approximately 150 of these children come to Glenwood to live and learn - both in and out of the classroom. Here, young minds are challenged, character built, family relationships strengthened, and potential is attained.


Schools alone are not enough to make a difference in the life of an at-risk child. Glenwood's model integrates a rigorous academic and nurturing boarding program that teaches social and leadership skills in a structured and secure environment. Through Glenwood's residential academic program, it changes and saves students' lives by providing basic needs, a rigorous, tailored academic program, counseling services, and leadership training through extracurricular activities.

Long-Term Impact

Most of our students come from underserved and marginalized communities surrounding Chicago. Gangs, drugs and violence are part of their everyday life. By attending Glenwood, we assist the family unit by reinforcing a strong, healthy family environment and removing students from potentially dangerous situations. This helps provide enrichment and leadership activities they would not otherwise have access to.

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This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Glenwood Academy

Location: Glenwood, IL - USA
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Glenwood Academy
Project Leader:
Jeremy Haggard
Glenwood, IL United States

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