Today’s students.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

Since the Midtown Center for boys and the Metro Achievement Center for girls opened their doors in 1965 and 1985, respectively, nearly 22,000 students have experienced the “Midtown Way” and benefited in innumerable ways from more than 14.5 million hours of academic tutoring and virtue development.

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Midtown Educational Foundation guides low-income urban youth in Chicago along pathways of success. Our proven enrichment programs embrace the dignity of the person by focusing on academic excellence, virtue development, individual attention, and parental engagement.


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Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. MEF operates through its Metro Achievement Center for girls and Midtown Center for boys in grades 4 – 12. Programs focus on Hispanic and African American youth, offering after-school and summertime growth opportunities that help students of average academic ability to achieve above-average results.