CBEA values coaching the entire child.

We have strategically partnered with several programs that share this value, and are currently working on a new initiative to be launched in 2019.

Chicago White Sox ACE Program

CBEA partnered with the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) program – which is designed to provide resources and hope to more than 100 inner city youth each year, kids who might not otherwise be able to keep up with the travel demands of modern youth leagues. The partnership provides ACE youth the opportunity to “travel” across town to play at a state-of-the-art college campus baseball complex.

CATALYST READING PROGRAM AT UIC COLLEGE OF EDUCATION WITH TOWERS OF EXCELLENCE

Every child deserves the right to learn to read. CBEA partnered with the UIC College of Education to promote literacy skills development for at-risk struggling readers. The partnership enabled these children to receive the strategic educational support they need, by providing fundamental literacy tools and resources. CBEA partnered with UIC College of Education to ensure that program participants – highlighting at-risk struggling readers receive the strategic educational support they need to read at and above grade level. Our program provides literary tools and resources to support these efforts. 

CBEA X BLUE 1647

CBEA strategically partnered with BLUE1647, an entrepreneurship and technology innovation center that fosters economic development in technology and 21st Century skills through people development (classes, workshops, and events around technology), workforce development (through youth and adult technology programs to prepare individuals for high-demand jobs) and Business Acceleration (through shared coworking-services). The alignment provided CBEA students the opportunity to utilize BLUE1647 resources, facilities, and programming to aid in educational advancement and success.