Strategic Partners

We are profoundly grateful to these organizations
for partnering with us in our enterprise.

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Tuskegee Airmen Chicago "DODO" Chapter 

Thank you to the Tuskegee Airmen Chicago DODO Chapter for being a founding partner with Tuskegee NEXT! We stand proudly on the shoulders of your history and mission. The Chicago "DODO" Chapter of TAI is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization whose mission is to perpetuate the historic legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and to encourage and assist minority youth in pursuing post-secondary education and careers in the aerospace industry.



AeroStar's Mission is to: 1. Increase public understanding of the importance of aviation and support aerospace education initiatives at the local, state and national levels, especially among students from diverse backgrounds. 2. Maximize academic achievement among young men and women by providing strong, innovative academic tools that enhance their aptitude for learning both inside and outside of the classroom. (STEM focus) 3. Provide support system for those interested in pursuing careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, particularly aerospace. 


Illinois Aviation Academy

Illinois Aviation Academy, Inc. is an FAA Part 141 Certified Flight School
located at DuPage County Airport, West Chicago, IL (KDPA). IAA is proud to
partner with the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, OBAP, Women in Aviation Society, numerous education institutions and the Illinois Department of
Transportation to inspire new aviators in Illinois. Since inception in
1993, IAA has helped thousands of pilots obtain their aviation dreams and is
excited assist Tuskegee NEXT cadets obtain their private pilot certificates.


Aviation Community Foundation

The Aviation Community Foundation Identifies and connects top aviation educators and supports them in leadership, strategy, collaboration and mentorship.

The foundation also mentors students by providing life-changing experiences for those in under-served communities.

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

Founded in 1976, the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers.

OBAP members encourage diversity in the industry by supporting aspiring aviation professionals through mentoring, scholarships, training and youth-focused education programs through Project Aerospace.