This multi-week program is designed to engage teens ages 15-18 in place-based research. Participants will dive into the rich history of Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, practice public speaking and interview techniques, and serve as onsite interpreters during Chicago Architecture Center's annual Open House Chicago in October.
The 2019 summer program will include visits to historic buildings and culturally-important sites throughout Bronzeville. Ambassadors will interview community members about changes in the neighborhood over time, and will write, produce and edit their own audio stories focused on these interviews.
An application, brief interview and attendance at one of our information sessions (see dates below) are required. Space is limited and your application does not guarantee acceptance. Applications are due by Monday, June 10 at 9am.
PRICE FREE (student who complete the program are eligible for a $500 stipend and qualify for service learning credit)
HOURS 9am—3pm (unless otherwise noted)
LOCATION Robert Morris University: 401 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60605
Sunday, June 2 at 9am OR Thursday, June 6 at 6pm (information session) at CAC, 111 E. Wacker Dr.
Wednesday, July 10—Friday, July 19 (summer sessions; class does not meet on the weekend)
Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 2:30pm (Teen summer celebration)
Saturday, Oct. 12 (Open House Chicago training)
Saturday—Sunday, Oct. 19-20 (Open House Chicago weekend)
Saturday, Oct. 26 (digital check-in, as needed)
Saturday, December (teen programs showcase) date and time TBD
Click here for complete details on the CAC web site.