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Dr. Kathryn Grant

Kathryn Grant, PhD, directs two intervention development projects through DePaul Family and Community Services. The first, Cities Mentor Project, teaches Chicago public school students (in low-income urban neighborhoods) to cope effectively with urban stressors that impede academic success and connects students with supportive mentors and protective settings. The second, Cities Mother Daughter Project, empowers mothers residing in urban poverty to provide their daughters with tools needed to avoid depression and other negative outcomes (associated with urban poverty) and to develop and achieve their goals and dreams. These intervention development projects are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education (to Dr. Grant) and the National Institute of Mental Health (to Dr. Grant and Dr. Keenan at the University of Chicago) and are implemented in collaboration with Chicago Public Schools (Banneker, Jenner, Manierre, Wentworth), community organizations (Waymen AME Church, St. Sabina Church, YouMedia), and other universities (i.e., Loyola University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of Virginia). Dr. Grant is on faculty in the Psychology Department​ at DePaul University. She studies stress effects on adolescent development and looks for individual, interpersonal, and community resources that protect against negative (and promote positive) academic, behavioral, emotional, and social outcomes for young people. Dr. Grant received her PhD from the University of Vermont and completed her clinical internship at Stroger Hospital in Chicago. ​