Alicia Sanchez

Education Retention Specialist

I serve as the Education Retention Specialist for the CHANCE Program. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and I simply love the city where I reside. I am a proud “Red Bird” who attended Illinois State University where I received both my Baccalaureate and Masters degrees in Social Work. In my spare time I enjoy running and reading. Meeting the academic requirements to complete college can be challenging, however the reward at the end is everlasting and it’s something no one can ever take away from you.


On my personal side, I have completed five Chicago Marathons (2006, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013 and seven half marathons along with numerous smaller races.” Some may drink a cup of tea to relax but I’ve found running is the best way for me to relieve any stress…” Exercise gives me a piece of mind when times are trying, and I also encourage our CHANCE Students to do the same, when times get stressful for them as well! I am also a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Mailing Address:


The CHANCE Program

University of Illinois at Chicago

1200 West Harrison – MC113

Suite #2560

Chicago, IL 60607

Contact Information:


Phone: (312) 355-5025

Fax: (312) 413-4000


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