The Midtown Center for boys was founded in 1965 by business and education professionals who were concerned about the lack of educational opportunities for children in Chicago's inner city. In 1985 the organization expanded to create the Metro Achievement Center for girls. A parent organization - the Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF) - was also created in 1985 to provide a focal point for general management and fund raising for the two centers.
Since opening its doors, MEF has helped thousands of Chicago urban youth to rise above their environment, steering them toward lasting success.
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"To say that I would not be where I am today without Midtown Educational Foundation is no small statement. I participated in Midtown for six years, and each year brought forth life lessons and friends that have benefited me in a profound way."
-MEF alum and college student