Mark Brady sits on the board of Communities In Schools Chicago, an organization that supports students in Chicago Public Schools and works to lower dropout rates. This May, CIS received a $100,000 award from Impact Grants Chicago. CIS and seven other organizations were presented with grants at the Impact Grants event at The Geraghty.
The grant was awarded following Northwestern, Brady’s alma mater, announcement that CIS Chicago would be the primary beneficiary of the 2019 Northwestern Dance Marathon. The 2018 Northwestern Dance Marathon has raised $1,175,709.82 for various organizations. In the 43 years that the event has taken place, it has raised over $19 million for nonprofits and CIS is honored to soon be one of those organizations included.
Communities in Schools is a national organization that works with 2,300 schools in 25 states and in Washington D.C., to provide students with the support and empowerment to stay in school and graduate. To learn more about how you can help the Chicago chapter, visit its website.