Schools cannot educate children without the support of parents, families and communities. Good teachers and administrators are invaluable to the educational process, but they are not miracle workers. Schools, by themselves, do not educate children. What happens in a school is important; but just as important is what happens in the home and the community where the child lives. Good schools seldom (if ever) create good communities; but good communities usually create good schools!

All of our academic programs abide by this philosophy. In order for us to be successful, we need active and involved parents, families, communities! We are here to serve, but tutoring alone will not educate a child. This is a team effort. Join us. Be a part of the team.

Academic Programs

Saturday University


The Black Star Project offers one-on-one private tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.  

We match students with tutors who specialize in the area where the students needs the most help.

The cost for tutoring is $40/hour, but you can pay as you go with no binding contracts or obligations.  Tutoring schedules are flexible with options as low as one hour each week.

Call Dorothy Davis at 773.285.9600 for more information or to schedule a diagnostic assessment.


Saturday University Helps 1st- through 4th-Grade Boys and Girls Become Reading Warriors.

Every Saturday, for the next 10 weeks, in Chicago, Illinois, The Black Star Project will teach young Black boys and girls to read well, think critically, study their history, love their people, develop confidence, increase self-esteem, and move into action to improve their communities. Call 773.285.9600 to register your child for another FREE term of Saturday University!  Boys 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Girls 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.


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