We were looking forward to being with Bottom Line friends and champions at our Annual Get In, Graduate, & Go Far Dinner on April 30 to celebrate our students' success,
to be inspired by our Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Deputy Governor for Education Jesse Ruiz, and to honor our longtime champion, William Blair.

To ensure the health and safety of all our supporters, we have instead launched our Empowering The Next Generation Campaign to raise $300,000 so we can continue to deliver our highly effective model of one-to-one advising and support to nearly 1,600 first-generation students coming from every zip code and neighborhood across the city of Chicago.   

In these uncertain times, Bottom Line's full-time, trained Advisors are needed now more than ever to connect students to resources, ensure students persist through college, and stay on track to graduate ready to launch their careers. All gifts up to $142,500 will be matched 1:1 by some of our generous donors including an Anonymous Foundation, the Greer Family Foundation, and a generous benefactorWe thank you for your continued support of our students and the work we do throughout Chicago. Click below to learn how you can make a gift to our campaign.


Please contact Martha Khanna at MKhanna@bottomline.org with any questions.

Two Chicago students were welcomed to the White House by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama to take part in the 2015 "Beating the Odds" Summit.