40th ruby anniversary flyer

40th "Ruby" Anniversary

Celebrating 40 years of “gem work” growing and educating minds.

Virtual celebration September 18, 2021 – SAVE THE DATE


(Shown above: Early Outreach Program Fall 1983)

Our proud history:

The Early Outreach Program (EOP) was established in 1979 as the pre-college, academic pipeline program to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Urban Health Program. The first program, Saturday College, was implemented in January 1980 and has since been the model from which all other programs have been developed. From this position, we were among the first programs on the UIC campus to recognize the opportunity for educational enrichment in the core content areas of reading, math, and science, and its specific application to health-sciences preparation and urban health equity.