Leadership Through Education (University Programs)

Program Highlights

  • More than 650 working adults, 90% Latino, have graduated with Master and Doctorate degrees from El Valor’s community-based university partnerships.
  • 120 working adults, 98% Latino, 2% African American, have enrolled in Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Social work, Doctorate in Education Leadership, and Doctorate in Community Psychology in partnership with area universities.
  • Cohorts* planned for 2014 include a Doctorate in Community Psychology in partnership with National Louis University and the ESL Endorsement in partnership with Benedictine University.

leadershipUniversity Partnerships in the Community

El Valor’s university partnership programs address the increasing demand for qualified, culturally and linguistically skilled personnel for the fields of education, rehabilitation, health, business, and government.

El Valor has taken giant steps to develop the region’s workforce by offering degree programs to working adults who would otherwise be unable to pursue advanced education. In partnership with area universities, programs are offered on weekends and evenings, right at El Valor centers within the community. More than 600 people have graduated, and the community, as a whole, has benefited.

Current programs for 2016 include:

  • Doctorate in Community Psychology in partnership with National Louis University
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education in partnership with National Louis University
  • Masters in Rehabilitation in partnership with Northeastern Illinois University (see flyer below for more information)

Upcoming programs include:

  • Associates in Early Childhood Education with St. Augustine College

*What is a cohort?  A cohort is when a group starts together and finishes together. The goal is that the cohort members develop relationships with each other and help each other throughout the degree program.

For more information about our Leadership through Education Programs, please email info@elvalor.net.