Kappa League – Chicago

The Kappa Leadership Institute – Chicago (“Kappa League – Chicago”) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 program operated by and funded by the Edward G. Irvin Foundation. Kappa League – Chicago seeks to create equal educational opportunities for academically motivated low-income and/or underrepresented high school males who may have few alternatives to under performing schools in their neighborhoods. Kappa League – Chicago incorporates global awareness, mentoring, Academic Enrichment, College Readiness, Tutoring and Study Skills, and Leadership Development programs to achieve its goals.

All programs occur during non-school hours. Kappa League – Chicago enhances the high school curriculum with four years of College Readiness training, Academic Enrichment, Global Awareness and Leadership Development programs. All students are required to attend a 6-week global study abroad experience, ACT prepara/on classes, college site visits, and college counseling sessions from freshman year forward. All programs occur during non-school hours and are not available to the students at their respective high schools.
Our success results:

  • 100% of our seniors since 2005 were admitted into the “tier 1” college/university of his first choice.
  • 83% of our seniors have achieved a 28 or higher on the ACT Exam with the help of our program.
  • 82% of our students have a GPA of 3.431 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • 86% of our seniors received “Full tuition” scholarships to colleges.
  • $6.3 million in total scholarships over 4 years have been awarded to our seniors.

Changing Lives
In the film below, Kappa League students and parents, past and present, discuss the impact that the Kappa League has had on their lives, and talk about their Kappa League experience.

A special presentation of HEART & SOUL, an ABC7 series that taps into the essence of Chicago’s African American community, aired Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. Kappa League begins at 4:00.


Please support our outstanding Kappa League program by making a tax-deductible donation. Gifts to support the Kappa Leadership Institute – Chicago are recognized as gifts tax deductible charitable donations.

Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Rodney M. Gore, Executive Director
Email: info@KappaLeagueChicago.org
Phone: +1(312) 275-5722
Fax: +1(312) 275-7890
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

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