Request for Research Proposals

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.

Request for Program Proposals

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.

Ace Tech Charter School High School Graduation, OneGoal Class of 2015

Grantee Tim Kautz’s study of the OneGoal program asks: Can key non-academic skills like self-control, persistence, and curiosity be fostered in adolescence?

A student in the Genesys Works summer training program learns to assemble and repair computers

Grantee Lindsey Richland’s study of Genesys Works examines the skills required for high quality employment in the 21st century.

Mom Aneisha with 8-month-old son Amod, graduates of the Thirty Million Words project

Grantee Dana Suskind’s project capitalizes on the role of a child’s early language environment in promoting later academic achievement.

Introductory Note from Paxton Quigley, daughter of Hymen Milgrom

March 1, 2019
Dear Friends,

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.

Sincerely,
Paxton Quigley, daughter of Hymen Milgrom

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