Chicago, IL – August 27th – Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF), a foundation that guides low-income urban youth in Chicago along pathways of success through proven enrichment programs that embrace the dignity of the person by focusing on academic excellence, virtue development, individual attention, and parental engagement. MEF would like to announced it has received a grant for $15,000 USD from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Metro high school girls learned about the hospitality industry this summer, culminating in a restaurant fair. Special thanks to Tyson Foods for funding the program.
Students participating in the summer business apprenticeship at Metro were treated to an amazing learning experiece at Potbelly’s corporate office in Chicago. Employees teamed up to provide an in-depth look into the many facets of Potbelly’s unique corporate culture.
A unique full-day program in Chicago, called the PRep PRogram, sponsored by the PRSA Foundation, DePaul University and MEF introduced 125 Midtown & Metro apprenticeship students to the field of Public Relations.
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!!
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.
A Midtown high school student finds a mentor that he can look up to and trust in the Summer PR/Journalism Apprenticeship.