The Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) at Loyola University Chicago was asked to partner with the Chicago Freedom School (CFS) for an evaluation for the inaugural year of their summer programming. CURL is a non-traditional research center that utilizes a community-based, collaborative research model to address issues facing communities and organizations in the Chicago-area. This final report prepared by CURL includes an overview of the CFS 2007 Summer Leadership Institute, the main evaluation activities, highlights of findings from all data collected, and recommendations. In addition to the final report, the CURL team submitted periodic progress reports to CFS. These status reports provide in greater detail the methods and findings from this evaluation.