Youth and Education

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The Chicago Housing Authority seeks to increase the academic achievement of its residents through local programs and scholarships.  Below are some common questions about Resident Services’ Education Programs.

Click on a question to learn more!  Need more help? Contact education@thecha.org   

WHAT EARLY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUTH UNDER AGE 5? 

WHAT SCHOOL OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ELEMENTARY OR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS?

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR CHA YOUTH DURING OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME?

HOW CAN I ATTEND CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO AT LOW OR NO COST? 

BEYOND CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO, DOES CHA OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO 2 & 4 YEAR COLLEGES? 

WHAT OTHER COLLEGE STUDENT SUPPORT DOES CHA PROVIDE TO ITS RESIDENTS? 

AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE ACCESS

CHA believes that every child deserves a strong foundation in life.  Residents can access Head Start, Early Head Start and child care services through the Department of Family and Support Services. Visit the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services website for more information to learn more about the resources available, or call Illinois Action for Children at (312) 823-1258.