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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Spring 2017 Saturday Academy
March 4, 2017 until May 27, 2017
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 will in Summer Session June – August

Target HOPE 2017 Graduate & Professional School Conference

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

Target HOPE Journey to Excellence  College Tour

 August 25th, 2017 – August 30th 2017

Target HOPE will be visiting:

University of Wisconsin – Madison

University of Missouri – Columbia

Washington University – St. Louis


 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:

(Pictured below are some of our students, faculty,
and Target HOPE Alumni in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on June 18, 2016.)

2016 Lake Geneva

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 recent publications: 

Target HOPE 21st Year Report Fall 2015

Target HOPE Profiles of Success Fall 2015

Target HOPE Salutes our Class of 2016 Alumni Graduates

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Pierre Boncy, MBA from University of Michigan

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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 (Created Summer 2013)