Empowering Minds, Building Achievement and Reconnecting Communities
Where Will Your Journey Lead? Join us for The Little Prince A Journey to Discover A Journey to Lead Journeys to Shape the Future
Where Will Your Journey Lead?
You can't change outcomes if you don't change experiences. Find out how EMBARC is creating a seismic impact in the lives of Chicago's most underserved students.
Join us for The Little Prince
EMBARC presents an exclusive showing of The Little Prince by The Lookingglass Theatre Company on Wednesday, February 6th, 2014!
A Journey to Discover
Students from W.R. Harper High further their education at The Gage.
A Journey to Lead
Encouraging others to improve the world around them.
Journeys to Shape the Future
Building the leaders of tomorrow through experiential education.
A New Movement 2013
It was an amazing and sold-out event. Thank you all!
June 6th, 2013
EMBARC presents the 3rd Annual Unbelievably Amazing & Terribly Entertaining Blowout Variety Spectacular! Entertainment, bemusement, wild mayhem – All in the name of charity!
A New Movement
What a success! Thank you to everyone that join us.
What a Success
EMBARC Annual Fall Fundraiser with the Joffrey Ballet
Exploring New Frontiers
Whole Foods
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February 6th, 2014
Please join EMBARC and our students for an exclusive showing of The Little Prince by The Lookingglass Theatre Company. Find out more

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what is embarc ?

embarc is the nation’s only teacher-driven organization that achieves student academic success through systematic, long-term social and cultural exposure.

embarc immerses Chicago Public High School students in exploratory learning by partnering with businesses and cultural institutions throughout the city.

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how does embarc help ?

The program provides isolated students with a broad range of experiences, workshops and seminars in the realms of arts, fine dining, business and the outdoors. Previous trips include: high ropes courses at Iron Oaks; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; MK Restaurant; the Joffrey Ballet; The Gage; Broadway in Chicago; Surge for Water; Google; Nokia; and Spudnik Press.

why is embarc so vital ?

  • 67% of our students have never been to a grocery store.
  • 92% will be the first in their family to attend and graduate from college.
  • 94% know someone killed by gun violence.

what are the results ?

  • 89% attendance rate!
  • 97% graduation rate!
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our sponsors:

Chicago Community Trust

Leo Burnett Worldwide

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Turner Construction Company Foundation

Youth Guidance

Springboard Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation