Student achievement was celebrated with great enthusiasm, when JT client Urban Prep announced that 100% of its 252 seniors have been admitted to a four-year college or university. The announcement, which has become an annual tradition at Urban Prep, also marked the launch of “10AndChange” Urban Prep’s 10th anniversary campaign to refocus the narrative of Black boys/young men on positive stories. Students erupted into loud cheers when the cast of “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” including Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Common, and Deon Cole surprised students to help make the announcements. Join the conversation online using #10AndChange.
JT was retained by a group of six nonprofit agencies in Illinois that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The General Assembly had passed a DSP wage increase in 2016 only to see it vetoed by the Governor. JT’s goal: Avoid the same fate in 2017.
More than 200 Chicagoans attended including longtime customers, Mayor Emanuel, politicians and other Chicago notables.
We thank our clients the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Sinai Health System and Gilda's Club Chicago, for their partnership on these important projects.