Empower ChiTech Students

Empower ChiTech is our annual year-end online giving campaign. Beginning today through December 31, we’ve set a lofty goal to raise $30,000 to continue diversifying the STEM industry, build entrepreneurial skills, increase social & emotional support, and empower our students through real-world learning.


ChiTech’s students have persevered through some of our nation’s toughest times and made it through the worst of a global pandemic, and have persevered with great tenacity. Sustain the progress they’ve made and safeguard their future with a gift today.


Diversifying the STEM Industry

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The lack of gender and racial diversity in the STEM industry continues to be a systemic issue for society today and at ChiTech, we work tirelessly to create an educational environment that promotes inclusiveness and educational equity for our students.

Gifts in support of this priority will help us identify and breakdown the barriers preventing young people of color from engaging in careers in STEM.


Building Entrepreneurial Skills

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The world continues to shift and evolve around our students each day and requires a strong foundation of critical thinking, problem solving, and a toolkit of entrepreneurial skills. While at ChiTech, students develop robust practices and immersive experiences in social entrepreneurship through curricular and industry partnerships.

As ChiTech students graduate and go onto employment and college, they are called upon to have a robust set of skills that allows them to tackle emerging issues and find solutions. It’s clear these skills are even more necessary today, and an investment in building entrepreneurial skills provides our students with those tools to be successful.


Increasing Social Emotional Support

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The pressures ChiTech students are under in normal circumstances are significant. With the added complexities of COVID-19, economic pressures, and racial tensions, our students live in an atmosphere in which wellbeing is more essential than ever. Mental health and wellness are at the foundation of a student’s ability to focus, learn, and engage.

Your contribution to increasing social emotional support and wellbeing provides ChiTech students with critical resources.


Empowering Real World Learning

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As many businesses and organizations adjust their talent pipeline strategies amid the pandemic, our students face challenges with internships and other real world learning opportunities. These opportunities are critical for ChiTech student growth and have long-term personal, career, and professional impacts on our students and city.

Your support of this effort makes a pivotal difference as our students build their futures.