For 30 years Metro has been helping young girls become women of character who find success not just professionally but personally. MEF alumni have pursued amazing opportunities since their time at Midtown and Metro. Whether succeeding in business, technology, or education, one thing remains consistent: Midtown and Metro students leave with a strong sense of self-worth, character, and social responsibility.
Reconnect with the Metro Alumnae Community!
You will find:
Opportunities and events for alumnae.
Ways that you can become re-involved with programs at Metro.
A network with fellow alumnae.
The Midtown Educational Foundation’s (MEF) 27th Annual Reach for Excellence Dinner provided an electric energy as roughly 450 new and old friends converged at the Four Seasons on a brisk October night. The familial atmosphere was evident to each guest, mirroring the feeling one feels when walking into one of MEF’s centers. As Executive Director, Glenn Wilke, said, “what we teach at the centers, we practice at our events.”
Over winter break, Midtown and Metro hosted events for their alumni, now in college or recently graduated. It was wonderful to see handfuls of alumni gather together as a community in the places many refer to as their “second home.”
Metro alumna Isabel Hernandez brought the crowd at the 20th Annual MAC Luncheon to its feet with her talk about how her experiences at Metro helped her flourish.
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.
The Metro Advancement Council (MAC) presented a series of professional development workshops for Metro alumnae.
"I was interested in working this summer mainly to give back to a community I support. Metro has a warm and welcoming atmosphere as soon as you walk in the door. The women on staff work very hard to demonstrate individual attention, a care for parent education and respect towards each girl and her intellectual, personal and spiritual development."
Yaa Owusu, Metro Alum and Pediatric Dentist, was featured by the Chicago Community Trust, as part of their "Stories of Philanthropy" series.
"Fight for your life because no one will do it for you," is my motto today.