Prepare Students for Careers

Prepare students for careers by becoming a fellow in Chicago’s Teacher Training Institute. The competitive program provides educators with on-going professional development, individualized support, and resources to enhance and further increase social-emotional learning (SEL) knowledge in a classroom setting to support 10th graders throughout the academic year.


  • A $2,000 stipend for program participation and completion.
  • A comprehensive training session by Urban Alliance staff to equip educators to facilitate our 9 SEL workshop sessions. 
  • Access to our curriculum, including our career exploration guidebook, to support students in making explicit connections between social-emotional learning and the world of work.  
  • Monthly Lunch & Learns that explores a range of SEL concepts and skills, such as SEL integration on a school-wide level, featuring guest speakers.  
  • Resource sharing through virtual Lunch & Learns and an online hub for educators to build upon SEL expertise.  
  • One-on-one check-ins and classroom observations by Urban Alliance staff to measure student growth and make any necessary improvements.  


Not pictured:

 Jennifer Hill- Kenwood, Peter Rohn-Percy Julian High School, Shantil Collins- Collins High School, Amy Schachman- North Grand High School, and Nubia Cardenas- North Grand High School

Taylor Strong, Benito Juarez Community Academy; Brian Sonnentag and Shantil Collins, Collins Academy High School, Christopher Salgado, Curie Metro High School