At North Lawndale College Prep (NLCP), our mission is simple and unwavering: give young people what they need so they can earn a college degree. We start working with students on this endeavor the day they walk in as freshmen. And we continue working with them until they complete college, no matter how long that might take.
Best of all, our model is working! Every year nearly 85% of our graduates enroll in college. 80% of those who enroll have either earned a degree or continue persisting toward one. In a neighborhood where less than 5% of residents have completed college, we think that’s pretty impressive.
“When I was introduced to NLCP, I was drawn to the school’s mission, its teachers and of course the students. I mentored a student and immediately wanted to do more. As a board member it is rewarding to encourage our students to pursue their dreams of completing college.“ – Render Dahiya, NLCP Board Chairman | CEO, Arroweye Solutions
2017-18 NLCP Board Of Directors
Professor, Roosevelt University
|Rafiq Karimi, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer,
CD One Price Cleaners
Joe Black Productions
Co-owner, LOVA Collection
|Rev. James Brooks
Chief Ministry Officer,
Lawndale Christian Health Center
CEO, Lawndale Christian Health Center
Senior Vice President, US Bank
Managing Director, BMO Harris
Assistant Deputy Director,
Neighborhood Housing Services
Sargent and Mundy
President, Home Run Inn Pizza
Managing Director, SALO
President, Laramar Group
Professor, North Park University
Cedar Hill Wealth Management
Managing Partner, Iron Range Capital
Lurie Children’s Hospital Fndn.
Executive Director, Advance Illinois
Managing Director, Afton Partners
Health Management Associates