Chicago Elite Invitational

It is with great pleasure and excitement that PEP introduces the inaugural Chicago Elite Invitational. Taking place in the Windy City of Chicago, IL on May 14-16, 2021, this tournament will feature the top local and out-of-state boys and girls basketball programs with top level talent from all over the country competing for the chance to call themselves the first ever Chicago Elite Invitational Champs! Follow the link below for more information

Chicago Demons Basketball

The Chicago Demons won the LISC-Chicago In The House training championship, beating out eighteen other community organizations. Thanks to the board members, staff, alumni, and youth who logged in daily to track their workout minutes. To sign up for our Lady Demons (Grades 5-12) or Demons boys (Grades 3-12) contact Vince Carter at 312.520.0905.

PEP Academics

Our Academic Program involve daily school assistance while schools are working online.  We serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  We still offer in-person or virtual high school math and science tutoring.

STEM & LITERACY PROGRAM

Project Education Plus prides itself on helping students in our STEM and Literacy sponsored by Dollar General Literacy Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.  Please consider donating today to help us continue providing support to our participants.

PEP Game Room

Game room is stocked with PlayStation, Xbox, Pool Table, Air Hockey, Ping-Pong, Foosball, Wii, and board games. 

PEP Making Movies

Former college participant, Jamal Akokpo, has begun production on his new film, The Choice.  The production is starring current youth Chris Gone Crazy and Debo

Golf Outing Fundraiser

We look forward to seeing everyone back on the links in 2021. 

Donlons Senior Citizens Program

At Project Education Plus we also cater to our Senior Citizen community by offering a number of programs and activities, like bowling, bingo, swimming, zumba and more! Please consider donating to our Donlon Senior Citizen Program so that we can continue supporting our elders and encouraging healthy lifestyles!

40th Annual Scholarship Banquet & Fundraiser

Due to current conditions surrounding COVID-19, our 40th Annual Scholarship Banquet is virtual this year. It is still our intention to have something to honor those who began Project Education Plus. Please still consider donating to PEP today so that we can resume as soon as it’s safe to do so. Please enjoy the virtual banquet video and thank you for your continued support and genoristy!

Today PEP continues to provide service and resources for the greater Chicagoland area that also includes senior citizen programming, holiday support for low-income families, college and career preparation and scholarships.

Mission Statement

We enlighten youth on how to take advantage of the educational, technological, and recreational outlets in society. We also assist disadvantaged families, children, and senior citizens of Chicago’s Cabrini-Near North, Lincoln Park, Old Town, West Town, Near West, and East Garfield Park communities.

Really Love PEP?

So much of what we do wouldn’t be possible without your help. Please consider donating to Project Education Plus today to help us continue supporting those that need it most!

Youth Programs

Chicago Demons Basketball

Peppeteers

SMART - After School Program

Photography Club

Elementary Programs

PEP Academy

Maryann Donlon Senior Citizens

Welcome to Project Education Plus

PEP’s founders conceived Project Education Plus in 1980. Seeing a need for a regimented, innovative program with stability, PEP began as eight-week youth summer enrichment and organized sports program. PEP quickly expanded to a year-round agency with additional programs for senior citizens in the community.

In the ‘90s, PEP redesigned its focus to include college preparation and mentoring. It added a computer lab complete with computers, Internet access, photography, and other tech hardware to hold organized technology classes for the community. PEP has morphed into an agency that provides expanded services with separate program activities for youth in Pre-school thru Grade 3; Grades 4-8; high school, college mentoring, young adults, and senior citizens seven days a week.

Within the last two years, PEP Academy was started for the youth who need to complete their high school requirements. PEP was recognized as one of the top programs in Chicago by the Chicago Sun-Times.