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You Are Invited


Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Place: Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Small bites from Levy Restaurants and Lettuce Entertain You will be served, noted Chicago journalist Alex Kotlowitz will speak, and you'll have a wonderful opportunity to see how Chicago Lights Tutoring has evolved over the years and hear stories of our success and the amazing bonds that have formed through one-to-one tutoring and mentoring.

Whether you're part of a current or past student-tutor pair, a family member, volunteer, community member, or friend and supporter of Chicago Lights Tutoring, you're invited to gather this fall for an afternoon of memories, history, and celebration.

RSVP: http://chicagolightstutoring50.eventbrite.com
Tickets and space are limited. Please register early.
Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

For more information, contact Alex Cornwell at 312.981.3565 or acornwell@chicagolights.org



Are you a former Chicago Lights tutor or student? Or do you know someone who is? We want to hear from you!



In the 2014-2015 school year, Chicago Lights Tutoring (formerly known as Fourth Pres Tutoring and Partners In Education) reaches a huge milestone as we celebrate 50 terrific years of serving Chicago's youth through academic and emotional support.

In honor of the upcoming landmark year, we are seeking Tutoring alumni to include in our database. By joining the network, you will be able to establish relationships with former, current, and future Chicago Lights participants, share and commemorate experiences with your tutor/tutee, and be notified of all the exciting 50th anniversary plans and events in the works. (Note: there are many fun and different ways to celebrate--you won't want to miss out!)

To join the network and help us celebrate 50 years of Chicago Lights Tutoring, please fill out this form.

If you have any specific questions, please contact the Communications Team at tutoring50communications@gmail.com.






Get Ready for GLOW 2014!


GLOW is back...and better than ever! Mark your calendar now for the not-to-be-missed annual Chicago Lights Associates Board gala on Saturday, November 8.

Held at the modern and sophisticated Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, GLOW has the perfect backdrop for Chicago's young professionals to come together to raise funds for the programs of Chicago Lights.

In addition to a beautiful setting, guests will enjoy complimentary drinks, delicious bites, and great entertainment. This year, we're proud to offer music provided by Chicago's own DJ Sye Young, a look at the highly anticipated David Bowie Is exhibition at the MCA, and an afterparty at Cuvee. This fall's GLOW is sure to be our finest.

The best part of GLOW is the people, and this night won't be amazing unless you share it with us. Tickets are officially on sale, and the early bird rate of $95 is available through October 15. Click here to reserve your tickets and join us in illuminating the difference Chicago Lights makes in our community at the most spectacular GLOW yet!

Looking for more information about GLOW? Click here.



Support Chicago Lights at the
Bank of America Chicago Marathon


Planning on doing some serious running this October? Did you know you can support Chicago Lights as you complete your 26.2? Click here for details on how every mile can make a difference for the six programs of Chicago Lights!





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"The biggest draw for us to Chicago Lights, both as volunteers and benefactors, has been the sense of being apart of a strong community that inspires others and leads by example. Chicago Lights has allowed both of us to share the gifts we have been so blessed with while gaining new perspective on the challenges our community faces."

--Craig and Alison Naish



Mark Your Calendar

Volunteer Days
at the Urban Farm
Saturdays through October 2014
Noon to 3:00 pm
Click here for tickets and details.

Tutoring's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Gratz Center


Bank of America
Chicago Marathon
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Click here to learn how you can run to support Chicago Lights.


Spotlight
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sidley Austin LLP


GLOW
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art


Carnaval
Friday, March 6, 2015
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel