FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Photo Opportunities for ‘I Know I Can College Awareness Day’
Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education is teaming up with the Illinois College Access Network (IllinoisCAN) to host the fourth annual “I Know I Can College Awareness Day” on Tuesday, March 25. More than 125 volunteers, including education, business, and civic leaders, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, will visit third-grade classrooms in 43 different Chicago Public Schools to read I Know I Can, a children’s book by Wendy W. Rouillard devoted to college awareness, to more than 3,000 students. A discussion about setting educational goals, the importance of college, and general motivation will also be a major part of the day.
Photo Opportunities Available:
- Volunteers will gather at Loyola’s Water Tower Campus (Kasbeer Hall, 15th floor, 25 E. Pearson Ave.) for a sunrise breakfast kick-off at 7:30 a.m. Loyola President, Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., will address the volunteers, as will representatives from IllinoisCAN and the Chicago Public Schools.
- Arne Duncan, CEO of Chicago Public Schools; Desiree Rogers, President of People’s Gas and North Shore Gas; and Joan Klaus, founder of Illinois College Access Network, will visit National Teachers Academy (55 W. Cermak) to read to third-grade students.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Sunrise breakfast kick-off with volunteers and sponsors
9:30 a.m. – National Teachers Academy reading
Loyola University Chicago
Kasbeer Hall, 15th Floor, 25 E. Pearson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
National Teachers Academy
55 W. Cermak
Chicago, IL 60616