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2022 UNCF Walk for Education – Chicago

The 39th Annual Chicago Walk for Education will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2022 in Burnham Park Grove 7, South Lake Shore at 39th Street. As in previous years, participants can choose to walk, run, bike or skate. Please note that children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult. There are many ways you can participate: Create a team and register for the event; register yourself, friends and family for the event; become a team supporter and make a donation to a team or participant.

Help us to reach our fundraising goal of $150,000! We need your support and assistance to reach our fundraising goal and we need your help our walker goal of 1,000.

For 78 years, UNCF has provided financial and technical assistance to our 37 member HBCUs. Without UNCF’s support, many of the students at these HBCUs would not have access to higher education or the benefits that it provides. Ask your friends, family and co-workers to sponsor your walk. Your participation in the Walk for Education and the money you raise supports more than 60,000 students a year, builds a more diverse workforce, and strengthens our community.


2022 Chicago Walk for Education: Congrats from the Illinois Lt. Governor!

headshot of Lt. Governer Juliana StrattonThe annual Chicago National Walk for Education took place Sept. 17, and it was a success! More than 400 local supporters showed up to walk, run, bike and/or skate for education. The event has raised $113,000 to date and we’re still counting!

UNCF Chicago wishes to extend special thanks to all our sponsors: Aldi, BMO Harris Bank, American Airlines, NBC5 Chicago, Kohl’s, Cook County Government, and the Chicago Defender.

Read the special message of congratulations from The Honorable Juliana Stratton, Lieutenant Governor, State of Illinois.


Group shot of 4 UNCF Walk Volunteers manning t-shirt table at eventUNCF event participantsJUST ADDED: Information Row!

Do you know where to get information about colleges and scholarships? No worries… UNCF Chicago is here to to bring vital information to you! Visit Information Row and get ready for school! Click on “Information Row” below for details.


Presented by UNCF Chicago.

Ready for school? Check!

Striving to get good grades? Check!

Do you know where to get information about colleges and scholarships? No worries… UNCF Chicago is here to to bring vital information to you!

Join us at Information Row, the place to visit during the walk.

Get information and access to colleges, details about paid programs and learn about 100’s of scholarships. Information Row is specifically designed for students and parents!

• It’s free!

• Open to the public!

• Designed for student & parents!