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Calumet’s Upward Bound students hit the road for spring break college tours

Students in our Calumet Center’s Upward Bound program spent their spring break on a road trip of Historically Black Colleges and Universities!

Thanks to support from BMOA (Black McDonald’s Operators Association) Chicagoland, we visited HBCUs across Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee, including: Florida A&M University, Florida State University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Fisk University, and Tennessee State University. We’re pleased to share in addition to touring the schools, several students received admissions and scholarships!

Along the way, our group ate plenty of southern comfort food at Coaxum’s Low Country Cuisine and Monell’s at the Manor, and even heard from a restaurant owner on his experience in business and on the board of Talladega College. And of course, we began and ended our trip at McDonald’s.

Follow the story of our trip in the images and captions below.

Additionally, a group of students from Altgeld Gardens went on Rainbow PUSH Coalition‘s college tour to Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, and Kentucky.

Jamaya, a student in our Jobs PLUS program at Altgeld Gardens, was awarded a scholarship from UCAN! See her below at the Fisk University admissions office.

PUSH Excel shared photos throughout the tour on Facebook: