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The OutREACH community engagement program provides information, resources and wraparound supports for students, their families and the community.

COVID19 protocols and restrictions has limited most in-person programming at the main Rush hospital campus. Our programs have shifted primarily to the virtual setting. Please check back for visitor policy updates or changes for specific events. Any visitors on site will be required to wear a mask at all times.

Community Workshops

We host regular community workshops for students, parents and community members on a range of topics such as financial aid, mental health and college readiness. These workshops take place at Rush University Medical Center (600 S. Paulina St., Chicago) and are open to anyone from the community who is interested in learning more about the featured topic.

Visit our News and Events page for information on upcoming community workshops.

School visits to Rush University Medical Center

Each semester, we host a few Chicago schools for full-day field trips to Rush University Medical Center. Visits include a STEM/health care-related activity, a tour of the hospital and a career panel with a range of health care professionals. REACH provides all materials, bus transportation between the school and Rush and lunch for all students and chaperones.

Visits are open to elementary schools, middle schools and high schools; we can host up to 30 students at a time. Scheduling preference is given to schools from Rush Anchor Mission communities (ZIP codes 60607, 60608, 60612, 60622, 60624, 60639, 60644, 60647, 60651, 60302, 60303, 60305).

If you’re an educator or school administrator and are interested in arranging a visit for your students, please email us at [email protected]. A member of our team will follow up with you.