Former Chicago Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood and Leading Education Activists Join
‘One America’ Volunteer Tour in Chicago
Panel tackles how to keep kids motivated and eager to learn, while keeping
them safe; Kerry Wood to receive Daily Point of Light award
CHICAGO -- September 19, 2013
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer
service, and JPMorgan Chase will bring the national volunteer service tour
‘One America’ to Chicago on September 24. The tour stop will feature some of
the city’s leading education activists, including Kerry Wood of the Wood
Family Foundation, Diane Latiker of Kids Off the Block and Imran Khan of
Embarc to discuss expanding high quality education opportunities to all
Chicago youth. Immediately after the discussion, volunteers will assemble
resource kits for public school teachers.
A discussion on how the Chicago community can work together to equip
the city’s youth with the resources and support they need to succeed
WHAT: in school and in life. The Daily Point of Light award will be
presented to Kerry Wood for his and his wife Sarah’s commitment to
helping improve the lives of children in and around Chicago through
the Wood Family Foundation.
WHO: Tracy Hoover, President, Points of Light
Imran Khan, Harper High School Teacher, Founder of Embarc
Diane Latiker, Founder, Kids Off the Block
Malcom London, Chicago poet, performer, activist and educator
Jenne Myers, Interim Executive Director, Chicago Cares
Glenn Tilton, Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase
Kerry Wood, Former Chicago Cubs Pitcher, Co-founder, Wood Family
WHEN: September 24, 2013
7:30 am: continental breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am: Program/panel discussion
9:00 – 10:00 am: Service project
WHERE: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street Chicago
RSVP: To attend the breakfast or request interviews contact Anna Sczepanski
at email@example.com or 301-585-5034.
About Points of Light
Points of Light—the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer
service—mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the
world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of
nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages four million volunteers
in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear
where it’s needed most. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm
with assets of $2.4 trillion andoperations in more than 60 countries. The
firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for
consumers,small business and commercial banking, financial transaction
processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones
Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the
United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional
and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information
about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
About Chicago Cares
Founded in 1991 by Leslie Bluhm and Mary Prchal, Chicago Cares is a nonprofit
organization that has mobilized nearly 500,000 volunteers to meet Chicago’s
most challenging needs. As the leading service organization in the city,
Chicago Cares creates programs that foster civic engagement by educating and
empowering volunteers to be agents of change. With 250 monthly group service
projects, corporate programs and annual events, our model connects needs with
action. For more information, visit www.chicagocares.org.
for Points of Light
Anna Sczepanski, 301-585-5034
for JPMorgan Chase
Christine Holevas, 312-732-6206
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