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Urban School Initiatives

Urban Schools, community garden
ABCD in Action, SCO Devan Keys kickstarts a community garden.

Our school-based teams spark academic achievement through experiential, project-based learning and community connections. Every unit at our partner schools consists of two or more tutors and one School Community Organizer (SCO). The SCO builds relationships within the school and community, identifies partners, provides project-based learning opportunities that create greater DePaul synergy, and supports the tutors who lead a special project with students or community members. The tutors serve children in the classroom in individual and group tutoring. Tutors are encouraged to lead a school or community project, participate in school and community meetings, and serve as family engagement liaisons or chairs of a working committee within the Egan office. To find out how to get involved with one of our programs, please visit Students Opportunities.

Catholic and Public Schools Internship Program Coordinators

The Program Coordinators and Administrative Coordinator support the CSI and PSI Tutor/Mentors and the SCO’s in fulfilling their goals and responsibilities. They will provide additional support for tutors and SCO’s and coordinate access to University and community resources to ensure academic success and support for any issues such as a personal and/or financial crisis; academic issues; time management needs; ideas for stress reduction; peer conflicts and planning for academic and career goals. CSI/PSI tutors and SCO’s should feel free to contact any of the coordinators directly.

The School Community Organizer (SCO)

The SCO serves as a connector between DePaul, Egan school partners, and the school’s community. The SCO role is multifaceted and focuses on collaboration, partnerships, and community engagement. The SCO manages and supports a tutor team at their assigned school, coordinates projects throughout the year.

For inquiries regarding the Catholic and Public Schools Internship program, contact the Egan Office Associate Director, Monica Ramos​.