The Spring 2014 semester marked the inaugural dual enrollment program connecting Northeastern Illinois University with TEAM Englewood, a Chicago Public School on Chicago's South Side. Twenty TEAM Englewood students are currently enrolled in NEIU's Inner City Studies Education, Introduction to Inner City Studies course where they receive both high school and college credit. Utilizing a novel, team teaching method, Inner City Studies Education faculty teach on-site at TEAM Englewood twice a week and also incorporate field-based learning experiences to offer a culturally relevant curriculum aimed at integrating theory and social capital application. The collaboration with TEAM Englewood is a nascent innovation in service, community building, and recruitment.