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2017 Dajae Coleman Achievement Award – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – Due by April 14

The Dajae Coleman Achievement Award recognizes two African American (male or female) Evanston Township High School freshman students for their leadership capabilities and ability to honor the values articulated by Dajae’s life and ethics. Winners of the Award receive $1000 scholarships to be applied toward their post-secondary education.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Dajae Coleman Achievement Award.  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, April 14, 2017.

DCAA Application


Parent Seminars on Gifted Children – Oct. 22-Nov. 12

This fall, Center for Talent Development and Rush NeuroBehavioral Center are presenting a special series of parent seminars on the complex cognitive and emotional needs of gifted children. The seminars will be offered in Evanston and Lake Bluff on Saturdays October 22-November 12.

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Conference for Gifted Students & Their Families – Sat. June 25

Center for Talent Development’s annual summer conference features stimulating workshops and presentations designed to help gifted students and their parents plan for the future. Adults enjoy a keynote address and sessions led by experts in gifted education. Students in grades 4 through 12 attend workshops that provide new perspectives on current areas of study as well as future career opportunities.Children age 4 through grade 3 are invited to participate in fun supervised learning activities led by Center for Talent Development’s Summer Program staff.

Grades: Age 4-Grade 12 & Parents
Tuition:  $95-135
Program Dates: Saturday, June 25, 1-5 pm
Program Location(s):

Technological Institute
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

More information and registration

Register for Hackstudio

HackStudioWhy is it that some people seem to be able to achieve whatever they set out to do? Names like Steve Jobs, Taylor Swift and Sir Richard Branson come to mind. Talent? Genius? As Calvin Coolidge once said, “nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent… unrewarded genius is almost a proverb…”

Talent and genius are wonderful things to have but they’re not what make things happen. At Hackstudio, we believe the key to achieving your dreams is connection, and it starts with connecting with who you are.

We help you discover and align your identity, your purpose, and the courage to share yourself generously so you can achieve anything important to you. Our mission is to help kids connect with who they are so they can connect who they are with the world.

That’s who we are.

“Hackstudio is for ANY Kind of Kid.”

Remember, applications are online now. Please click to apply for Fall 2015.


CTD Seminars for Parents – April 25 – May 9

Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development’s Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) offers free seminars for parents open to open to all Chicagoland families and available at SEP sites in Evanston, Naperville, Palatine, Chicago and Lake Bluff, Illinois.

Upcoming in Evanston:

Northwestern University, Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201

April 25 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. STEM to STEAM: Teaching Innovation Through the Arts Anne Hayden Stevens
STEAM Coordinator
Northwestern University
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May 2 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Understanding & Fostering Creativity in Gifted Children Rhoda Rosen, PhD
CTD Associate Director
Tech LR4
May 9 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. State of the State in Gifted Education: How Do We Measure Up? Kathleen Nilles, NAGC Parent Services
and Communication Manager
Tech LR4