Civic Chat — Networking Our Neighborhoods: Meredith Sparks Ament, City Colleges of Chicago & Margaret Martyn, Harold Washington College

| MSFT Chicago Staff


City Colleges of Chicago is the largest community colleges system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, serving more than 100,000 students annually at seven colleges and six satellite sites. City College’s goal is to give students access to quality education with programs ranging from two-year associate degrees to weeks-long occupational certificates. Harold Washington College in Chicago is a part of the City Colleges system.

In Shelley Stern Grach’s latest Civic Chat: Networking Our Neighborhoods, Meredith Sparks Ament, from the Office of Strategy for City Colleges of Chicago, and Margaret Martyn, President of Harold Washington College, discuss new programs launched at City Colleges related to business and technology. The College to Careers Initiative, they explain, created a better curriculum where students are able to gain relevant skills and real-world experience thanks to the relationships City Colleges has forged with 150 industry leaders. They highlight an apprenticeship program with Aon Insurance and more.

Watch Shelley’s chat with Sparks Ament and Martyn, live on


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