Our graduates are going places. 

Since 2002, NLCP has supported the academic and social-emotional growth of more than 17 classes of seniors. That’s over 1,900 college-ready students, 99% of whom have been accepted to a college or university as NLCP seniors. And, as a true testament to the close knit NLCP community, some 13% of current staff members are also alumni.

We’re fiercely proud of our alumni and stick with them, providing ongoing support to ensure they get to and through college. This support comes in many forms, including:

  • The Phoenix Pact program offers last dollar college scholarships NLCP graduating to seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better. NLCP is the only school in Chicago that offers a full-tuition college scholarship to qualifying alumni who attend partner schools of NLCP’s Phoenix Pact program. To date, the program has 30 partner colleges and universities and has awarded $4.2M in scholarships to 425 qualifying alumni since the Phoenix Pact launch in 2000.
  • NLCP’s Emergency College Fund, which provides non-Pact alumni with support for expenses such as housing, tuition assistance and books – averaging $600 per student receiving assistance.
  • NLCP’s Alumni Coordinator, who provides ongoing support and guidance in connecting alumni with leads for promising jobs and internships in their field(s) of interest.

And, our alumni are giving back to current NLCP students.

NLCP graduates do some amazing things. Perhaps the most enriching thing they ever do is share their energizing experiences with our current students. Whether in the classroom or the boardroom, NLCP alumni are setting an example for the students who will ultimately follow in their footsteps.

Stay connected to NLCP.

Reach out to for assistance, as well as information about upcoming alumni events and special programming.

We hope everyone has time to rest, relax and recharge. NLCP offices will be closed beginning December 23, 2022 through January 9, 2023.

NLCP’s main office will reopen from January 3, 2023 - January 6, 2023.

We are wishing everyone a safe and relaxing holiday!