City of Chicago Supports Kids’ Chance Awareness Week!

Kids’ Chance of America believes that a significant difference can be made in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals. Both the City of Chicago and State of Illinois have recognized the importance of this issue and have partnered with the Illinois Chapter of Kids’ Chance and issued separate Proclamations declaring November 14-18 to be designated as “Kids’ Chance Awareness Week.”

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Pictured: Ald. Howard Brookins, Jr. (21st Ward), Kevin Deuschle (Partner, Inman & Fitzgibbons and Vice President of KCOI), Kelly Watkins (Vice President, Market Development, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and President of KCOI), Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Lisa Ulrich (Director Market Development, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Secretary of KCOI), Ald. Patrick J. O’Connor (40th Ward)         Photo by: Martha Valencia @ Loftus creative 2016

Last week, Alderman Patrick J. O’Connor of the 40th Ward, joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr. of the 21st Ward and Chairman of the Committee on Education and Child Development at City Hall in meeting with representatives of the Board of Kids’ Chance of Illinois to celebrate the issuance of the Proclamation.

The Illinois chapter of Kids’ Chance is proud to have been able to award eight scholarships earlier this year and are currently looking forward to the spring semester when they anticipate awarding more.

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