Loyola University Chicago

Lake Shore Community Partners

A Key Component of Plan 2020

Partners for Education


The Loyola community has deep relationships in dozens of K-12 schools across Chicago, including more than 50 current initiatives taking place in Rogers Park and Edgewater schools. To kick off the Partners for Education initiative, the University will invite local principals and community organizations working in area schools to gather and prioritize needs and propose new initiatives that can broaden and deepen Loyola’s involvement in these schools.

An important example of how Loyola can lend its resources to further the growth of the community is the work that has occurred at Nicholas Senn High School for the last four years.

“We consider our relationship with Loyola to be a true partnership,” said Mary Beck, interim principal at Nicholas Senn High School. “Our students are learning from Loyola students, Loyola students are learning from our teachers, and our teachers are learning from Loyola faculty members. The University’s presence can be felt throughout our school building, and our community is stronger for it.”