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2017 Graduate and Professional School Conference June 2 – 4, 2017

Washington University St. Louis will partner once again with Target HOPE to host the illustrious graduate and professional school conference for rising college juniors and seniors considering graduate school.  Students interested can email Dr. Williamson at



August 26 – Aug. 30, 2017

Washington University St. Louis
University of Missouri Columbia (Mizzou)
University of Wisconsin – Madison

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

2016 Lake Geneva

Fall Semester Events

Target H.O.P.E. Mizzou Day – November 14th, 2015

Target H.O.P.E. DePaul Day – November 21st, 2015

Target H.O.P.E. Alumni Reception

November 21st, 2015 at DePaul University
Target H.O.P.E. networking opportunity with foundation donors and friends

Journey to Excellence College Tour

August 15-26, 2015
to Howard University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University, Tennessee State University, Fisk University, Washington University, University of Missouri-Columbia

Saturday Academy Chicago State University

September 17, 2016 until December 10, 2016
Chicago State University located at 9500 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Harold Washington Building, Room 100 from 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

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 Previous Events

Washington University Graduate and Professional School Conference

June 2015

Spring College Tour

The spring semester college tour will be held from April 4-11, 2015. Target H.O.P.E. will visit:

  • Hampton University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Spelman College
  • Morehouse College
  • Clark/Atlanta University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Fisk University

2014 Journey to Excellence College Tour

August 19, 2014 until August 25. Students will visit Washington University, University of Wisconsin and the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou).

2013 Journey to Excellence College Tour

University of Missouri (Mizzou) and Washington University St. Louis August 25-28

Senior Class of 2013 Celebration

Sunday, July 14, 2013

2013 Graduate School Conference 

Washington University St. Louis May 31 – June 3

2012 Journey to Excellence College Tour

August 17-24, 2012

• Xavier University
• Florida A&M University
• North Carolina A&T State University
• Howard University
• Hampton University

August 26-29, 2012

• Washington University
• University of Missouri-Columbia

High School Class of 2012 Picnic

Saturday, August 23rd, 2012

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 Recurring Events

Mizzou Day

During each fall semester, representatives from the University of Missouri-Columbia visit Saturday Academy and introduce students to the university, its academic programs, and several current Mizzou students and alumni of Target H.O.P.E.  Students have the opportunity to ask probing questions in considering Mizzou as one of their choices for college.

DePaul Day

Each fall, Target H.O.P.E. and DePaul University partner to expose our high school students to the university, an outstanding institution here in Chicago that they should consider for college.  DePaul Day at Target H.O.P.E. includes a campus tour and admissions presentation for our qualified high school seniors at the Lincoln Park Campus.

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