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Rush Education and Career Hub (REACH)

The Rush Education and Career Hub extends Rush’s legacy of support for Chicago school communities. Since 1990, thousands of students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade have participated in science and math enrichment experiences. We integrate these learning experiences into a cradle-to-career pipeline with a mission to increase diversity in STEM and healthcare professions, developing the workforce of the future. Our goals are to increase high school graduation rates, college matriculation and interest in STEM and healthcare careers. Our students build skills for the 21st-century workforce, including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and leadership.

Our Programs

  • Early Childhood (Pre-K – 2nd Grade)
  • Primary Grades (3rd – 5th Grade)
  • Middle School (6th – 8th Grade)
    • Future Ready Learning Labs
    • Vitals for STEM Success
  • High School
    • MedSTEM Pathways
    • Health Information Technology (IT)
  • College
    • College Career Pathways
    • Center for Community Health Equity Internship

Our Partner Schools

  • Helen M. Hefferan STEM Elementary School
  • Robert Nathaniel Dett Elementary School
  • Washington Irving Elementary School
  • Genevieve Melody STEM Elementary School
  • Josiah Pickard Elementary School
  • Michele Clark Magnet High School
  • Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy
  • Benito Juarez Community Academy
  • North Grand High School
  • Richard T. Crane Medical Prep High School

To learn more about the Rush Education & Career Hub, visit here.