Poetry Foundation President Michelle Boone and YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago President Dorri McWhorter Talk Leadership Lessons in Founder’s Fireside

Make It Better Media Group recently hosted “Leadership Lessons,” a virtual Founder’s Fireside Chat moderated by Susan Noyes, founder of Make It Better Media Group, featuring Dorri McWhorter, president of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and Michelle T. Boone, president of the Poetry Foundation. During this fireside, the two speakers gave insightful career advice and […]

Better Makers: New Trier Gala Raises $120,000 and Celebrates the 2022 Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Honor

On March 11, the New Trier Educational Foundation hosted its annual gala at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel in support of New Trier High School, in Northbrook. Parents, alumni, faculty, and staff within the school’s community gathered to both raise funds for program grants and to honor the 2022 inductees into the school’s prestigious […]

Chicago Leaders Talk Community Transformation and Grassroots Activism

Earlier this month, Exec Club Chicago’s 77 Forum hosted “A City For All – Grassroots Growth and Winning Opportunities.” The virtual discussion, moderated by Dahleen Glanton, senior advisor at Kivvit, featured the leaders of several Chicago-area grassroots organizations. Over the course of an hour, they discussed the importance of community engagement and promoting economic investment in […]

Urban Autism Solutions Celebrates Almost 10 Years of Providing Solutions for Transition-Aged Young Adults with Autism and Related Challenges

In 2011, Julie and Michael Tracy’s high-school-age son John, who has autism, experienced a severe mental health crisis that required hospitalization.  Looking ahead, the Tracys knew John needed support making the transition to adulthood, and they began a nationwide search for programs with residential, social and vocational opportunities. Not finding exactly what they wanted, they […]

Learn About LEARN: Chicago’s High-Performing School Network for K-8 Celebrates 20 Years

For two decades, LEARN Charter School Network has transformed the lives of young people in some of Chicago’s most vulnerable communities.  Across their 10 Chicago and Lake County campuses (and one D.C. campus!) spanning pre-K to eighth grade, teachers and school leaders work tirelessly to serve 4,200 scholars and their families and give them an […]