Est. in 2010, The Midwest College Project is a local nonprofit established to support minority students virtually, and in-person with college & career planning. We partner with industry professionals and thought leaders to design a robust program for coaching, professional skills, mentoring just to name a few. The name the "Midwest College Project" signifies our desire to cultivate home-grown talent by fostering alliances with local Midwest Universities to support diversity and inclusion admissions recruitment strategies. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are a lot smaller organization than many competitive programs which allows more hands-on attention and greater access to many resources.
Miss Bronze & Bold
Applications are accepted from 3-1-2021 Noon until 3-31-2021 Noon. HS students must be Juniors or Seniors; College Undergrads must be actively enrolled. Academic or Work, or Mentor Rec. Letters must included HS or college undergrad applicant. Headshot, Letter of Rec. & 60 Sec Video must be uploaded together by Noon 3/31.
Contest Voting will occur on April 1st. Each 60-sec video will be uploaded on the @mcpwithme IG. All Voters must be following @mcpwithme at the time of the vote, at the time of the announcement ,and during your reign. An internal marketing team will monitor this aspect ongoing. For the vote to be counted in the comments underneath your video, it must simply say "BOLD".
🏆#CFWImpactAwards - Spotlight on Impact Award Honoree: Jacqueleen Crittle! Jacqueleen founded the Midwest College Project. Her work has provided career and college planning, mentorship, internship and college touring to over 1,000 students, predominantly women.
MCP Alumni Testimonial 2020
Meet The Team
Special Partner Event Participation
Empowering young girls
During Covid-19 The Midwest College Project had the amazing opportunity to support over 400 girls in partnership with the Chicago Foundation for Women President & CEO Felicia Davis, will host the 2020 Virtual Girls Summit. This free virtual summit that brought together young women, girls, trans, and gender non-binary individuals ages 13-24, from across Chicago to discuss the issues most important to them.
MCP 2019-2019 Cohort
- Change Makers
Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton
- Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Public Speaking
MCP Holiday Fundraising
- Hundreds gather to support MCP
MCP Entrepreneurship Master Class
- Lawyers for the Arts
Raising A Winner/MCP guest speaking for Beauty & Brains
- MCP Alumni change makers
- Building bonds with young readers.
MCP 2019-2019 CohortChange Makers
Lt. Governor Juliana StrattonLeadership, Entrepreneurship & Public Speaking
MCP Holiday FundraisingHundreds gather to support MCP
MCP Entrepreneurship Master ClassLawyers for the Arts
Raising A Winner/MCP guest speaking for Beauty & BrainsMCP Alumni change makers
RAWBuilding bonds with young readers.
Our College Attendees or Graduates & Places We Tour
"With wit and charm, Jacqueleen Crittle shares perceptive, ground-up lessons on growing children who will not only survive, but thrive.
"In a series of short stories told in loving yet plainspoken prose, Raising a Winner tackles the myths and misunderstandings about raising children.
"It’s a must-read road map to raising children that reveals as much about the parent as the child."
-Laura S. Washington
Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times
Political Analyst, ABC 7-Chicago
Our Community Service Partners
Meet Morenike Odulate
Aka Reni entered the MCP program as the youngest cohort member as a freshman in high school. We pursued many career interest, mentoring and shadowing and lots of college exploration to land us at Xavier University, LA.