Psychology Night Research Posters and Presentations

Faculty Sponsor, if applicable

Dr. Molly Brown

Project Abstract

The Cities Project is a mentorship program that seeks to mitigate inequality through education. Mentoring relationships are created by partnering high-resourced DePaul University students with low-resourced Chicago public school students. The Cities Project believes that every Chicago public school student should have the opportunity and support to seek higher education. To fulfil a Human Services internship experience, interns will work with students predominantly in grades 6-8 who attend public schools in the Southside of Chicago. The Cities Project hopes to resume in-person sessions in Fall 2021, with a time commitment from 2:45pm to 6:30pm. A designated supervisor will provide transportation to one of three schools: Cook elementary, Joplin elementary, or Wentworth elementary school. An intern will be assigned to a school and to the corresponding supervisor. The Cities Project provides homework help, coping mechanisms/stress management, and social-emotional learning techniques to mentees. Community & identity, creative writing/academics, clinical therapy days (reserved for graduate externs only), physical education, and music & art are the themes that guide mentees into acquiring the previously listed skill. To apply, go to and go to the ‘contact’ tab. Email Dr. Grant about a potential human service related internship.

Type of Research

Human Services Concentration


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