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Catalyst Maria and MKC partner with The Trotter Project

Top Chef Junior finalist Rahanna Bisseret Martinez and Anne Trotter (pictured below), sister of the late, world-famous chef Charlie Trotter visited Catalyst Maria’s on-campus partner Maria Kaupas Center (MKC) this morning! Twenty-five scholars in grades 8-11 were selected to participate in the 2018 Culinary Summer Camp, sponsored by The Trotter Project. The camp will be held at the MKC July 9-13, 2018, during which participating scholars will learn the basics of culinary arts and hospitality from a professional chef! Many thanks to The Trotter Project for their support of the MKC, Catalyst, and the Chicago Lawn community!

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Catalyst Maria STEAM EXPO 2018

Catalyst Maria held an exceptional STEAM EXPO 2018 on May 31, 2018! The second annual STEAM EXPO featured K-12 scholars exhibiting, performing, and demonstrating their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). The event also hosted a community resource fair and was incredibly well attended despite very warm temperatures! A HUGE shout out to all Catalyst Maria team members that made this such an inspiring event, with a special thank you to Mr. Sean Hamilton for his remarkable leadership and commitment of time and energy to make this event so incredible!

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Catalyst Maria STEAM EXPO 2018

Please plan to join the Catalyst Maria K-12 school community on May 31, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 pm for the 2nd annual STEAM EXPO!

STEAM 2018 will feature scholars K-12 exhibiting, performing, and demonstrating their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). The event will also host a community resource fair featuring the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, CHICAT, SWOP, IMAN, and more We are anticipating thousands of supporters at this incredible event, and if you would like to support or have any questions, please contact Sean Hamilton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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Catalyst Spring Break 2018

Catalyst Circle Rock, Catalyst Maria, and Catalyst administrative offices will be closed for Spring Break from March 26-April 2, 2018. Scholars and staff return on Tuesday April 3, 2018. Have a safe Spring Break!

Catalyst Maria and Adrian College Partnership- Project Intersect

Catalyst is honored and grateful to partner with Adrian College through Project Intersect, a non-profit organization started by Mr. Taylor Docking and Adrian. On Wednesday, Adrian’s Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs Frank Hribar met with 15 CMHS scholars and awarded ALL scholarship money.  One scholar, Wendy M. (pictured below with Vice Presindent Hribar) was awarded a full scholarship as the Project Intersect winner! She will receive a 4-year full tuition scholarship to Adrian and will be joining CMHS graduates Andrea M., Jesse M., John J., Mariah E., and Angee P. as CMHS graduates who are currently Adrian students.  We are so proud of them!! Congratulations to Wendy, all scholars that received scholarships, their families, and the CMHS community, and many, many thanks to Adrian College for this incredible opportunity for our scholars!

Wendy and Adrian

 

 

 

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