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thank 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
  • 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
  • Pomona College
  • Clark Atlanta University