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Community Outreach Giving

An extraordinary school about four blocks south of Rush’s main campus helps teen mothers and pregnant teens to graduate from high school and build a life for their new families. In 2012, Rush opened an onsite health clinic staffed by Rush nurses and students at Simpson Academy for Young Women, offering medical care for the students and their children, as well as needed health education during pregnancy and after birth.

Thanks to support from the Rush Associates Board; organizations like the VNA Foundation, the Polk Brothers Foundation and the March of Dimes; and other donors, Rush’s school-based health center at Simpson Academy is making a powerful impact on young mothers in need and their new families. In 2013, Simpson Academy had a 100 percent graduation rate, 21.8 percent higher than the national high school graduation rate


Help Rush make a difference in Chicago and around the world

Rush’s school-based health centers in Chicago Public Schools such as Simpson, as well as clinics at Orr Academy High School and Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory High School, are just a few examples of Rush’s many outreach initiatives.

Learn more about Rush’s other efforts to help people overcome health care and education barriers:

Learn more: Contributing to a Healthier Community: Rush’s 2016 Community Benefits Summary

For more information about funding Rush’s community outreach programs, contact a member of our Annual Giving team at (312) 942-6112 or at

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