Chicago Tech Academy (ChiTech), a non-profit, 4-year contract school located in University Village, was founded to inspire, educate and connect the next generation of leaders. ChiTech also seeks to increase the number of minority and low income students that pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in college and careers.
Founded in 2009 by the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago, the Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisors, the Chicago Workforce Investment Council, the Department of Technology and Innovation, and the Illinois Technology Association, ChiTech opened its doors to 150 freshman students. Today, ChiTech has expanded, and has just graduated our very first senior class!
From day one, ChiTech has mobilized the city’s thriving tech industry to support these young leaders by providing leadership, financial support, and a dedicated corps of volunteers and mentors.
To learn more, check out this video from Tribeca Flashpoint!