Companies That Care Day 2015 on National News
March 19th, 2015 marks the beginning of our national annual CAREDAYS. We were thrilled to have a lead-in to this week by Jane Pauley and CBS News who this past Sunday featured Companies That Care Day.
Bottom line is economic inequity: "Whatever the particular design strategy, all of these programs are wrestling with problems that reflect the fundamental inequities of our economic system. The low-income students who represent the vast majority of those in CPS are operating without the safety net that is invisible to most middle-class families—so invisible that they recognize it as little as fish recognize the medium of water that sustains them." To read full article, click here
By Alan Krashesky
U.S. public high schools have achieved a milestone - 80 percent of students are graduating, according to numbers collected by the U.S. Department of Education. While these are encouraging figures, that still means that one in five students leaves high school without a diploma. So what can be done to help keep students in class? Here in Chicago, a non-profit called the Center for Companies that Care is trying to get businesses more involved in their communities. Part of that is having employees mentor high school students... See the rest of the article and the interview at http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9526594/
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