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Tutoring Chicago Executive Director Spotlighted as a "Remarkable Woman"

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CHICAGO, Dec. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Executive Director of Tutoring Chicago (formerly named the Cabrini Green Tutoring Program) was spotlighted in the Sunday, December 23 Remarkable Woman feature of the Chicago Tribune in the "Reader Nominations" section. As Executive Director, Erin McPartlin created the Literacy Intensive Tutoring Project in 2009, which provides one-to-one tutoring for students in grades one to three. Over the years, Erin has spearheaded strategic partnerships to improve and expand Tutoring Chicago's space to help more students.

Tutoring Chicago is also being highlighted as a grant recipient in the December 2012 issue of Today's Chicago Woman as part of the 30FOR30 feature.

Since 1965, Tutoring Chicago has supported children from Cabrini Green and the Near North areas. More recently, it has expanded its reach to other areas of the city, remaining committed to providing free one-to-one tutoring for economically disadvantaged children. With locations in Lincoln Park and Logan Square, Tutoring Chicago now serves approximately 300 children from more than 11 elementary schools. Paired with more than 300 adult volunteers, the children attend weekly to work on reading, writing, math, technology and social skills. Tutoring Chicago plans to serve more children over time with expanded services and new locations.

With a new location in Logan Square, Tutoring Chicago is looking for a few additional tutors for this school year. New tutors are needed in both Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square. If you are interested in tutoring, call 312.397.9119 or email Erin McPartlin, Executive Director, at emcpartlin@tutoringchicago.org.

About Tutoring Chicago

Tutoring Chicago fosters pathways for success by positively influencing the relationship that elementary school children have with learning. We do this by providing economically disadvantaged children in Chicago with free one-to-one tutoring by adult volunteers, along with quality resources and programming. For more information, visit www.tutoringchicago.org.

CONTACT: Jill Heller, Director of Fundraising (312) 397-9119 / jheller@tutoringchicago.org www.tutoringchicago.org

Source: Tutoring Chicago