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.
Hear from JT’s Vice President of Event Management and International Advance Carly Bradford for tips on how to manage large numbers of volunteers.
The Blue Grass Community Foundation was the first of 10 community foundations across the U.S. to replicate the On the Table initiative this year with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and support from the team at JT.
Elected officials, service organization leaders and advocates for homeless youth came together to celebrate the official opening of Covenant House Illinois. Covenant House International chose Chicago for its first new location in 17 years, because of its dedication to addressing the homeless youth of the city.