Blog & News
AIM High students Shanequa Reed and Quincy Cochran are featured in a recent article by the Chicago Tribune that lauds the efforts of mentor companies Towers Watson and Convergint, and the accomplishments of Shanequa and Quincy. Click here to read the full article.
A study undertaken by Towers Watson, a leading professional services company with a global presence, shows the business advantage of not only engaging employees, but also enabling and energizing employees. Click here to view the study.
College Bus Tour 2013 was a great success! Each year, Companies That Care coordinates college visits for AIM High juniors and seniors so that they can visit the colleges and universities to which they are interested in applying. The bus left our front door in the West Loop at 5AM on Tuesday, September 19, and for 3 days, 21 AIM High students traveled through 3 states to visit 6 colleges. The host schools included Washington University, Harris Stowe University, the University of Iowa, Wartburg College, Knox College, and Monmouth College. Click here to see a sample tool used by AIM High students to capture their impressions of each school visited. The College Bus Tour concluded with a debriefing session at which students, parents, and mentors discussed the students' insights about the experience and prepared to start the application process.
March to College Triples Attendance
5K in Grant Park Supports Higher Education among At-Risk Students
On May 16, 2013, over 700 runners and walkers followed the call of Chicago-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Center for Companies That Care and attended the second 5K March to College in Chicago’s Grant Park. The annual chip-timed race and fun run/walk is dedicated to increasing college graduation rates among minorities and students with disabilities. Runners, professionals, families, students and high school track teams marched to college together along Chicago’s lakefront in beautiful spring weather. Corporate sponsorships granted complimentary registrations for over 400 K-12 students from 15 CPS schools.
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