“The standards are high and we meet them. If you come here with those feelings, you will succeed.”
– Dwayne, Senior, Christiana Class of 2016
Enrollment at North Lawndale College Prep is open to any student who resides in the City, however, a majority of NLCP students live on the West Side of Chicago.
Most NLCP students are the first members of their family to attend college. For that reason, we combine rigorous academics with a system of supports that develops in our students those qualities that will ensure their success in the long run: grit, resilience, self-determination and a can-do spirit.
Meet some of our students.
Collins, Class of 2016
is a senior at NLCP’s Collins campus. Like most NLCP students, Ashley has used the summer as a time to practice what it will be like to go away for college. Last summer, she attended a two-week, photography class at New York University’s Polytechnic campus. She learned how to use different types of cameras and got to visit museums, art galleries and artist’s studios. This experience helped Ashley develop her passion for photography and her sense of independence.
“Taking classes at NYU got me out of my comfort zone. I lived in the dorms and experienced new people, cultures and places.”
Collins, Class of 2016
Je’la is a senior at NLCP’s Collins Campus. She is the recipient of a Posse Scholarship and will attend the University of Wisconsin next year. As a student at NLCP, she became interested in poetry. Je’la’s English teacher, Mr. Brown, encouraged her to join NLCP’s “Louder Than a Bomb” spoken word poetry team. Je’la has performed in front of hundreds of students and adults. She enjoys the friendly competition.
“Performing is fun and exciting. You get to meet other people and see how they bring their own voice and tone to their poems.”
Christiana, Class of 2015
Antonio is a recent graduate of NLCP’s Christiana Campus. Antonio took advantage of every opportunity available to him at NLCP. He used the public speaking and research skills he developed as a member of NLCP’s Debate team to tackle his senior project which asked “Is morality an inherent part of human nature or a social construct?” Antonio was invited to present his senior project at Colloquium where he won a scholarship for his freshman year at Trinity College.
“I had been wanting to go to Colloquium since I was a sophomore. It was exciting to discuss my project with so many different teachers, parents and mentors.”