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thank You to those who applied! please check in srping 2018 to be part of the class of 2019.


"HELLO, my name is Prada house... 

and, I graduated from Chicago Bulls College Prep and will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign this fall, majoring in biology. Along with my hardwork and dedication, LaunchU set me up for success. This organization allowed me to find out who I am and what my aspirations in life are. They gave me my mentor, Ann Carney, who has been with me every step of the way. She helped me write my essays, talk to doctors, explore U of I, and get connected to people that are on campus to ensure that my journey of becoming a Cardiovascular Surgeon will start off smooth. In addition to Ann helping me with my academic growth, she has become apart of my family. We created a bond that will never be broken. 

This is one main reason why LaunchU is great. They connect you with someone that is interested in you and your interest in life. The mentors are here to help you, and they will always be there for a lifetime. Lastly, this program emphasized how much, “ It's not what you know, but who you know”, means in this modern day society. It's important to get connections now whether than later in life because it will allow many doors to be opened. Embrace this program with open arms because it will not only help you through senior year but through you life and career. 

Goodluck! "

-Prada House, Class of 2017


"I recently graduated Farragut Career Academy...,

as Valedictorian of Class of 2017. I will be attending Denison University in Granville, Ohio as a Posse Scholar. I would like to major in Sociology with a minor in Creative Writing and after attend law school. A very close friend recommended Launch U and told me about the great help he received as he had difficulties writing his personal statement. Taking his advice and joining Launch U was one of the greatest opportunities I took advantages of. Due to Launch U I met my mentor, Brooke. She is so amazing and made an impact on the successes I achieved my senior year. Whenever I struggled to write papers or needed a friend to talk to, she was only a text away. Our meetings at Starbucks were full of conversations about my hopes and dreams for the future and plans  on how to get there, step by step. Brooke is so supportive and has always had her best interests in me. I admire how down to earth she is and her optimisism regardless of the situation. Brooke understands that I, as a Latina from Little Village, have a drive to show to my community that if I can be successful, so can anyone who sets their mind to it. Thanks to Launch U I have a mentorship and friendship with Brooke who looks out for me and I am so grateful I crossed paths with her. Senior year and college are difficult, but with support systems like the one Launch U has built for me, it is very much possible. Thank you Launch U and Brooke for being a support system that has put so many opportunities

in my way."

-Belen Galvez, Launch U Class of 2017


check out where the class of 2017 will be attending this upcoming fall. We are so proud of all of our scholars!

Loyola University Chicago

University of Michigan

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

DePaul University

Northwestern University 

University of Chicago 

Woodbury University

University of Illinois at Chicago 

Washington University at St. Louis

Southern Illinois University

University of Denver

Pomona College

Elmhurst College

Ball State University 

North Park University 

National Louis University

Roosevelt University 

DePauw University 

Wright College

Macalester College

University of Dubuque

Howard University

Grand Valley State University

Lakeview College

Hope College

Arrupe College of Loyola University

Lewis University 

Kalamazoo College

Villanova University 

Trinity College

Albion College

Monmouth College

Concordia University- Chicago

Olivet Nazarene University

Jackson State University

CICS Northtown

Central State University

Seattle University

Knox University

Colorado College 

Northeastern Illinois University 

Moraine Valley Community College

University of St. Francis

Northern Illinois University

University of Tampa

University of Pennsylvania

Illinois State University

Malcolm X

Richard J Daley College

Wartburg College

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Holy Cross College

St. Olaf

George Washington University

Blackburn College

University of Alabama

Marquette University

Saint Xavier University

Western Illinois University

University of Illinois at Springfield

Augustana College

Kendall College

Oberlin College

Denison University

Clark Atlanta University