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Telpochcalli Community Education Project (TCEP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize youth and adults for social justice.  Our mission is pursued by building individual capacity, collective power and mutual accountability through culturally relevant and community directed education, leadership development, and organizing. 

Being that TCEP is home to many community members, we always strive to motivate and push towards new opportunities.  “La Casita Azul” Scholarship is our way of providing another support option for our community members specifically to those who have come across many obstacles in pursuing their dreams in obtaining a college degree. Our hope is that this extra push will bring home great and positive opportunities to our community. The scholarship given will be in the amount of $500. Those in their senior year of high school or in their first year of college may apply.


Our Scholarship Recipients

2020 - 2021

"Hello, my name is Yasmin Vivian. I'm 17 years old and I am a senior at Mansueto High School. I'm located in the neighborhood of West Lawn. The school I'm pursuing to be admitted to is the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign because it's been my dream school for as long as I can remember. Ever since the pandemic hit, I've started offering online music classes to children in my neighborhood so they can become better at their music interests and create art. With this experience, I am inspired to pursue a career as a a music teacher".

Yasmin Vivian

Fernanda is a senior at Kelly High School. 

"I've always wanted to go to college to pursue my dreams, and going to college is going to show that I never give up no matter what and that I can accomplish my goals. I want to make my family proud. One of my wishes is to have a job so that I can give my mom back everything that she gave me since I was little, I want to thank her for all the sacrifices she went through for me and my family".

Fernanda Ramirez

"My name is Kevin Serrano, I am a senior at Jones College Prep and I live in the community of Brighton Park, Chicago. I plan to major in economics during college and attend law school as I aspire to become a corporate lawyer to continue supporting businesses within my community".

Kevin Serrano

Check Back Summer 2021 For New Scholarship Application

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