Tutoring Chicago Hosting Event to Celebrate Milestone 50th Anniversary

CHICAGO, Sept. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tutoring Chicago, formerly Cabrini Green Tutoring Program, will host a 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, September 17th, from 6-9pm at the Montgomery Club in Chicago (see registration link below). Tutoring Chicago, a one-to-one tutoring program for underprivileged Chicago youth, provides weekly tutoring to approximately 500 students in grades 1-6 free of charge with the help of over 500 dedicated volunteer tutors.

The anniversary event, hosted by Tutoring Chicago, will be emceed by Emmy award-winning journalist and WGN news anchor, Micah Materre, and will feature:

  • A cocktail hour with entertainment provided by the Jesse White Tumblers;
  • A brief presentation celebrating the program’s past, present and future including words from a former student along with Tutoring Chicago’s longest standing tutor of over 40 years;
  • Dinner and an open bar;
  • Raffles and prizes;
  • Music from the Fred Simon Trio.

Over 200 guests are expected to attend the event, including past and present tutors, students, staff, and friends of the program.

“The most fitting way to celebrate Tutoring Chicago’s rich history is to bring together past and present faces of the program to reminisce on where we’ve been and look ahead to where we’re going,” said Erin McPartlin, Tutoring Chicago’s Executive Director. “This is an incredible milestone for the program. We know there are many more ahead as we continue to grow our footprint and cater to even more of Chicago’s children in need.”

Sterling Bay, The John Buck Company Foundation and the law firm Pircher, Nichols and Meeks are the headlining sponsors for the event. Additional sponsors include: Zeller Realty Group, Howard Meyer and Suzanne Massell, Tuft & Associates, Inc., Chicago Tribune, Wentworth Financial, an anonymous donor, Mike and Carrie King, Dragonfly Fitness, Midtown Toyota, Tutoring Associate Board and General Growth Properties.

To learn more or to purchase tickets, please visit the event website here.

About Tutoring Chicago
Founded in 1965 as Montgomery Ward Tutoring Program, Tutoring Chicago is a one-to-one tutoring program for underprivileged Chicago youth in grades 1-6. The program, which is free of cost, provides weekly after-school tutoring to approximately 500 students with the help of over 500 dedicated volunteer tutors. Services are provided from the program’s two locations in Lincoln Park and Logan Square.

In addition to homework and study help, Tutoring Chicago’s general program is designed to develop proficiency in Social Skills, Math, Attitude/Attendance, Reading & Technology (SMART). Alternatively, Tutoring Chicago’s Literacy Intensive Tutoring (LIT) program is designed to help qualifying children in grades 1-4 who are struggling with reading and writing. Learn more about our programs and ways to get involved at www.tutoringchicago.org.

Erin McPartlin 312-397-9119 emcpartlin@tutoringchicago.org

Source: Tutoring Chicago