Cyntisha Taylor thought she would never be able to return to college until she learned about the Partners in Education program.
A total of 24 four-year colleges and universities now provide additional scholarships of $1,000 to $50,000 per year for Star Scholar graduates.
The City Colleges board approved a $443 million 2018 budget that holds the line on both property taxes and student tuition.
“We’re eager to get going. We’re looking forward to moving forward with the project,” City Colleges spokeswoman Katheryn Hayes said.
In addition to the layoffs, Salgado also announced plans to cut pay for senior leadership by 10 percent and sell City Colleges’ downtown headquarters.
The headquarters building, at 226 W. Jackson Blvd. across from the Willis Tower, is about one-third occupied.
Felicia Davis is one of two interim presidents chosen by newly-appointed City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado in his first official day on the job.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday established an ambitious goal for his new City Colleges chancellor to achieve: a 25 percent graduation rate by 2019.
Salgado replaces Cheryl Hyman, who announced last June that her tumultuous six-year tenure would end after a one-year transition.
KPMG’s 2,300-employee Chicago office already has added 500 employees since 2012, fueled by “unprecedented growth” in its cybersecurity practice.
City College’s French Pastry School memorialized last week’s Chicago Cubs World Series victory with a “Cubs Cake.”
City Colleges faculty want a freeze on program closures and consolidations and a “meaningful role” in the appointment of a new chancellor.