Schuler has helped more than 1,400 first-generation students, students of color, and low-income students in Chicago on their path to college and career. This is how they learn and grow with the program and how they use the Scholar skills of resilience, self-confidence, and intellectual curiosity to succeed.
As an undocumented immigrant, Padilla says in the film that she finds the term hurtful, dehumanizing and damaging to a community."Change the Subject" documentary stresses that words matter
"I was the beneficiary of a ton of support. I was the most-privileged underprivileged kid," Topiltzin says.Gomez Brothers's Story Gains Widespread Coverage
The Schuler program has literally changed the trajectory of our lives and our family’s life. - Irvin GomezBrothers Live the American Dream
Alumni Scholars are the leaders of the future. They become doctors, Fulbright Scholars, aeronautical engineers, teachers, social workers, environmental activists, librarians, and more. Some Scholars pursue post-graduate degrees while others have gone on to work for places like Microsoft and Google, the U.S. Attorney’s office, local government, Chicagoland schools, and universities around the country. Whatever their aspirations, our Scholars have the drive, the discipline, and the skills to achieve everything they set out to do.