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Bridge and Gateway Programs

Valentina Atehortua

Two years ago, Valentina Atehortua moved thousands of miles away from her home in Colombia, arriving in Chicago just months…

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Georgina Reyes

Determined to prove that “education is for adults, too,” she enrolled in free GED prep classes at Truman College.

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Imran Mohammad

Imran Mohammad, a student at Truman College and the recently-elected Student Trustee for City Colleges of Chicago, looks forward to…

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Aziza Mohammadi

After receiving multiple scholarships and joining a network of support programs offered at City Colleges, including TRiO and One Million…

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Joann Sirles

“I didn’t plan to start a second career, getting my GED was just something I wanted to do for myself.…

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Lydia Bellil

"Truman helped me be successful and love school. I love the connection I have with my teachers.”

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Umara Zetino

Umara Zetino’s advice to anyone who has been out of the classroom for a while is pretty straightforward: “It doesn’t…

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Tamba Torniwa

When Tamba Torniwa lost his parents at a young age due to lack of medical care in his home country…

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Tunde Oderinde

Tunde Oderinde is setting an example for his two children by not only earning his GED, but by pursuing a…

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Teresa Guia

Teresa is a transition specialist for Adult Education students who exemplifies excellence and hope in the work she does for…

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