• Arnesia Banks, a graduating senior at Boston College in Boston, MA on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. Photos by Jasmin Shah

    EDUCATION Comer Education Campus Is Changing Lives. UtmostU's First Alumni to Earn Four-Year Degrees 
Are Prepared For Promising Futures LEARN MORE.

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    ENVIRONMENT Destiny Washington, Comer’s youngest fellow, a 17-year old high school student from Gary Comer College Prep joined the Mongolian Altai Project. LEARN MORE.

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    ENVIRONMENTComer Fellows in the Field: Gary Comer College Prep student Destiny Washington and Medill Comer Scholar Kevin Stark join Aaron Putnam’s team in Mongolia. FOLLOW THE EXPEDITION.

  • Ernst Pierre-Toussaint, Director of Facility Planning & Operations at the Field Museum on Tuesday, January 14th, 2016. Photos by Jasmin Shah

    CULTURE The Field Museum is one of only a few museums nationwide to earn an LEED Gold Certification for existing buildings. Beyond its size and age, Ernst Pierre-Toussaint, Director of Facility Planning & Operations, says that earning the certification for the museum was challenging on a variety of levels. LEARN MORE.

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    ENVIRONMENT Scientists convened from all over the world to present and discuss their research at the conference. LEARN MORE.

  • Set of photographs covering an expedition by a highly-motivated 5-person team with the aim to visit the Arctic Circle to 80.2 degrees north and explore, survey, photograph, and sample caves of Northeast Greenland for the purpose of climate-change research

    ENVIRONMENT Comer Fellows in the Field: Featuring Dr. Gina Moseley and the Northeast Greenland Caves Project and an original video produced by the team. LEARN MORE.

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    EDUCATION In addition to basic tutoring and help with homework, 826CHI offers a unique environment for inspiring young writers. LEARN MORE.

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    ENVIRONMENT Alice Doughty and her team traveled to the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda to study tropical glaciers. LEARN MORE

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    CULTURE Natural Resources Defense Council artist-in-residence Jenny Kendler's TELL IT TO THE BIRDS is an imaginative attempt to bridge the experiential gap between human and animal minds.

  • Matthew S. Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago

    CULTURE “Photography is not its own world, but a way through the world.” Q&A with Matthew S. Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator of the Department of Photography at The Art Institute of Chicago.

  • Jalen Sanchez at Esperanza Health Center

    HEALTH CARE “I’ve never known any other clinic that reaches out and actually tries to help. I have complete trust [in the staff],” says Vanessa Sanchez. Her son, Jalen, is an asthma patient at Esperanza Health Center. Learn more about how MHNConnect and Esperanza improved Jalen's care.

  • Comer 2 College Group Portrait March 2014

    EDUCATION Comer To College provides comprehensive academic and social support to help Gary Comer College Prep and Gary Comer Youth Center alumni reach college graduation. LEARN MORE.

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    ENVIRONMENT Comer Fellows in the Field offers an inside view of SCIENCE IN ACTION.

  • Friend Family Health Center

    HEALTHCARE "It makes me feel special that someone else cares for my health," said Mozelle Bryant, a patient at Friend Family Health Center. LEARN MORE about Medical Home Network.

  • Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing Installation

    CULTURE Stephanie D'Alessandro, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of Modern Art, Art Institute Chicago, discusses the THE ROLE OF A CURATOR.

  • Cheryl Hull Chicago Recovery Alliance

    HEALTHCARE "Each day, when I get off of work, I realize that I helped save someone's life. That's why I do what I do," said Cheryl Hull, Deputy Director, Chicago Recovery Alliance. Read more about our work with NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.

  • Gary Comer Arctic

    ENVIRONMENT As Gary Comer gazed out at the icy waters around him, he knew something wasn’t quite right. Climate Scientist Wally Broecker tells the STORY of his first meeting with Gary Comer.

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Comer Education Campus celebrates its first four-year college graduates

Comer Education Campus celebrates its first four-year college graduates

Sep 19, 2016

The Comer Education Campus is improving outcomes for young people by building partnerships, putting resources behind programs and making long-term commitments to students. This uniquely comprehensive model is grounded in the knowledge that children everywhere want to learn and is seeking to change the national conversation about education through its work on the South Side. […]

Comer Fellows in the Field: Destiny Washington

Comer Fellows in the Field: Destiny Washington

Sep 1, 2016

The Mongolian Altai Project with Comer’s youngest fellow, a 17-year old high school student from Gary Comer College Prep in Chicago As the Potanin Glacier came into view, the sun was already lowering in the afternoon sky. Nearing the end of a 10-mile rugged hike, 17-year old Destiny Washington walked along a horse trail that […]

Comer Fellows in the Field: Aaron Putnam, Destiny Washington <br> & Kevin Stark

Comer Fellows in the Field: Aaron Putnam, Destiny Washington
& Kevin Stark

Jun 28, 2016

Comer team drills into Mongolia’s climate mystery and its global consequences Aaron Putnam of the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine is trying to find the switches that caused the Earth to lurch out of the last Ice Age. Climate levers are not yet well understood, […]

Secrets Behind Field Museum’s LEED Gold Status

Secrets Behind Field Museum’s LEED Gold Status

Jan 21, 2016

Housing 30 million artifacts and specimens across 1.3-million square feet, Chicago’s Field Museum is one of the most celebrated museums in the country. Although best known for its dinosaurs and natural history exhibits, since March, the museum has a new claim to fame: It is one of only a few museums nationwide to earn LEED […]