More than 300 guests were still in a festive mood at MEF’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party on January 5, 2017 at Macy’s on State Street.
Rebeca Valencia, Metro alum, volunteer and part-time staff member, was featured by My Favorite Outfit as part of their "Women Who Inspire Us" series.
Candace Vogler leads a team of philosophers at the University of Chicago who are studying: "Virtue, Happiness and the Meaning of Life. She recently shared some of her observations about human nature and happiness at MEF's Breakfast with Champions speaker series.
For the third consecutive year, the PRSA Foundation has awarded a grant to DePaul University and Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF) to encourage Chicago minority high school students to pursue a career in public relations or journalism.
This summer, MEF students heard from 81 professional career speakers, went on 5 service trips, took 32 behind the scenes tours at Chicago corporations and enjoyed fun & educational field trips at 21 of Chicago's cultural institutions!!
After an afternoon with 7 attorneys from Discover Financial Services and 2 partners from Burr & Forman, the Midtown Law Apprentice students have a deep appreciation for the law and the grit, determination and preparation it takes to argue cases in front of the bench.
Midtown & Metro Business Apprenticeship students spent a day at Potbelly's Support Center learning about the company's culture and values—many of which align strongly with MEF's Character Education model! CEO Aylwin Lewis also presented a check to six student CEOs for Potbelly's contribution to MEF programs from the 6-week long milkshake fundraiser.
The January 1998 edition of Philanthropy, Culture, & Society was dedicated entirely to the Midtown Achievement Program (MAP). Now, nearly 20 years later, the same group interviewed Glenn Wilke in a follow-up comprehensive look at MEF's standard setting approach to helping at-risk youth.