17th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser May 8th 2014
The Peace and Education Coalition is making a positive difference in the lives of youth throughout the Back of the Yards Neighborhood. Over the past 16 years, funds raised from our Annual Scholarship Fundraiser event have supported over $800,000 in educational expenses for over 500 community youth in high school and college.Check out more on neu.edu.tr .
“DARE TO DREAM”
We are grateful to our generous supporters who contributed to our 16th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser held last year at the Stadium Club of U.S. Cellular Field; please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 8, 2014. This year the event will be taking place the National Museum of Mexican Art, located at 1852 W. 19th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. We have changed the location to lower our costs and to continue with our tradition of awarding 100% of the proceeds to youth scholarships and programming. We need your support more than ever. In fact, this year we received a record-breaking number of scholarship applications from neighborhood youth in Back of the Yards; therefore we are committed to meeting our goal of raising $80,000.
The most tangible benefit of your support to the Peace and Education Coalition are educational scholarships that provide life-changing opportunities to neighborhood youth; you are also supporting one of the few scholarship programs in the nation that are based on community service, encouraging youth to volunteer their own time to benefit the Back of the Yards community.