The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) is a satellite facility of Northeastern Illinois University, located on the South Side of Chicago, approximately 17 miles southeast of the Main Campus. CCICS houses the Department of Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies Urban Community Studies (EICS UCS) program, an academic program within the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education. Through its interdisciplinary curricula, EICS UCS examines the major social, political, economic and cultural forces that impact inner city communities in America, and around the world. The program is committed to training and retraining persons who desire to live and/or work in the inner city. CCICS also offers a wide range of classes in the arts and sciences drawn from the University's General Education Program. 

Academic Programs

The Center also offers courses necessary to complete the University's General Education requirements.

Program Contact Information 

Sunni Ali, Ph.D.
Urban Community Studies Program Coordinator