Target H.O.P.E. is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance educational opportunities for minority students attending public high schools in the Chicago metropolitan area. Healing, Opportunity, Pride and Empowerment are the concepts through which Target H.O.P.E creates innovative academic retention strategies to combat the high school dropout crisis and increase minority graduation rates in higher education.

Our goal is to address the academic under preparation of minority students by creating a college going culture of success, support and excellence.  We cultivate success in our students through college-style courses in core subjects offered at a Saturday Academy, college tours, support for students while in college, and introduction to graduate and professional school.  Target H.O.P.E. programs reinforce academic excellence, and the importance of completing a college education.

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Fall 2017 Saturday Academy
Saturday, September 16, 2017 through Saturday, December 16, 2017

Classes will be held at:
Chicago State University located at 9500 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Harold Washington Building Room 100
9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Target HOPE Journey to Excellence  College Tour

 August 25th, 2017 – August 30th 2017

University of Wisconsin – Madison

University of Missouri – Columbia

Washington University – St. Louis


Check out photos from our 2017 Summer College Tour!

Washington University Medical School visit

Washington University Medical School visit

Washington University Target HOPE Student Panel.

Washington University Target HOPE Student Panel.

Journey to Excellence College Tour Students.

Journey to Excellence College Tour Students.

Target HOPE Mizzou (Gamma) Chapter Students.

Target HOPE Mizzou (Gamma) Chapter Students.


Target HOPE 2017 Graduate & Professional School Conference

at Washington University St. Louis June 2nd – June 4th, 2017

 Saturday Academy 2017Target HOPE Saturday Academy Students – Spring 2017 


Check out this video featuring our scholars and parents

on the way to the Summer 2016 Journey to Excellence College Tour:


Congratulations to our very own Target HOPE Founder and CEO Euclid Williamson as a recent recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Washington University in St. Louis.  


This is the SECOND honorary Degree that Mr. Williamson has been awarded due to his commitment to serving youth and being a trailblazer at developing strategic partnerships with universities across the nation. 

We salute you Mr. Williamson!!!  

Check out a few of our publications: 

Target HOPE 21st Year Report Fall 2015

Target HOPE Profiles of Success Fall 2015

Hear what our Alumni have to say about their Target H.O.P.E. Experience

(YouTube Video Link):  Target H.O.P.E. Alumni Reflection Video