Community / Organization

Chicago Architecture Center

The Chicago Architecture Center’s (CAC) mission is to inspire people to discover why design matters. CAC’s youth education programs seek engage young people in an exploration of the built environment and their ability to shape it, and to spark interest in and provide pathways for youth to pursue careers related to architecture, construction, engineering and design. We place a particular focus on engaging youth from underserved communities, and those from groups traditionally under-represented in architecture and design.

Programs fall into three categories: Teens (programs that support high-school age youth in out of school time), Schools (programs that support formal K-12 education, including both students and teachers) and Children & Families (programs that support middle school aged and younger children and their caregivers in out of school time).