The HMSO is now seeking Letters of Interest for innovative research projects that address the urgent problem of improving the academic preparation of youth in Chicago and other major cities.
The HMSO is now seeking Letters of Interest for innovative research programs enabling University of Chicago students to design solutions to education-related problems in Chicago.
Introductory Note from Paxton Quigley, daughter of Hymen Milgrom
March 1, 2019
During his life, the late Hymen Milgrom donated substantially towards improving urban education, most significantly through the Urban Teacher Education Program at the University of Chicago, a program that has since progressed to a large scale with federal funding. The Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization (HMSO), created with a $17-million gift to the University of Chicago from the estate of Hymen T. Milgrom (AB, Accounting, ’35), was established to seek ways that public education can help children become more highly skilled and more successful as adults.
In his will, he stated the following: “My specific request is that the funds be used to promote public education in pre-school, elementary and high school only. The specific projects to be funded will be determined by the executer of the will in keeping with my philosophy of advancing the quality of public education. All funding will be to further research and development and offer scholarships to promote this goal.”
In service of this, the HMSO launched the Successful Pathways from School to Work research initiative in 2013, which supports rigorous inquiry on how educators can become more effective in fostering the skills, dispositions, and experiences essential for success in the modern labor market, as well as society as a whole.
Paxton Quigley, daughter of Hymen Milgrom