The Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies and its faculty have collaborated with organizations to enrich educational institutions and public service initiatives. Read more about our established partnerships below.
Dr. Kenneth N. Addison Lecture for Multicultural Education & Social Justice
The Addison Lecture is an annual event that the Educational Foundations program spearheads, along with the support of other programs, departments, and units throughout the university to celebrate, and grapple with, the intersections of cultural pluralism, multicultural education, social justice, advocacy and activism.
Bronzeville Neighborhood Research Project
The Bronzeville Neighborhood Research Project is a collaboration of student, faculty and community researchers at Northeastern Illinois University’s Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. The mission of the project is to examine the rich history and culture of the Bronzeville community.
Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project
The is Prison Neighborhood Arts Project (P+NAP) a visual arts and humanities project that connects teaching artists and scholars to people at Stateville Prison through classes, workshops and guest lectures. Classes offered include subjects ranging from poetry, visual arts, film study to history.
Grow Your Own Teachers
The Grow Your Own Teachers initiative is an innovative partnership of community organizations, higher education institutions, and school districts that supports parents, community members, and paraprofessionals in low-income communities to become highly qualified teachers.
Illinois Writing Project
The Illinois Writing Project provides professional development on teaching writing, reading, and the application of both skills for learning across the curriculum and across whole schools.
Successful Pathways from School to Work
Northeastern Professor Nicole E. Holland, in collaboration with Raquel Farmer-Hinton (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee) were recently awarded a three-year grant through the Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization, which funds the Successful Pathways from School to Work research initiative. Their work is titled "Paving Postsecondary Pathways in Small, Urban High Schools: Developing the School, College, and Career Connections for Young Women of Color."
Team Englewood Partnership
The Spring 2014 semester marked the inaugural dual enrollment program connecting Northeastern Illinois University with the Team Englewood Partnership (TEP), a Chicago Public School on Chicago's South Side.
Progressive Education Consortium
In the fall of 2013, the Progressive Education Consortium was established to explore questions that are often missing from most current professional development and many teacher preparation programs.