Join the Sue Duncan Children’s Center family as Jackie Robinson Elementary School dedicates its library to the remarkable legacy of Sue Duncan.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Jackie Robinson Elementary School
4225 S. Lake Park, Chicago
Center Alum Ron Raglin
Chief of Equity and Social Justice for Elgin Public Schools and former Chicago Public Schools AVID District Director
Call 773-942-2277 for questions or info.
Driving Directions: From north or south, take Lake Shore Drive to the 47th Street exit. Turn right immediately at the first light at Lake Park Ave. Proceed north for four blocks and you will see Jackie Robinson Elementary School on your right, across from One-Stop Groceries. The parking lot is on Lake Park Avenue next to the school.
Our resolution for 2013 was to open a second site for the first time in our 52 year history! Help us raise $50,000 by May 2013 toward our goal to expand the Center and serve more children and families – MAKE A DONATION.
There is a growing need for our services! Attendance at our original site has doubled in the last five years and students, parents and educators from other communities are showing a strong interest in having access to our time-proven programming. The Center has been highly effective in transforming children academically and socially over three generations and is prepared to extend its services to other neighborhoods that will benefit from our availability.
100% of the children who attend the Center show remarkable progress with their grades, test scores, behavior, self-esteem, and planning for the future. We want to make this same impact in other neighborhoods on Chicago’s south side!
With your help, within the next three years, we will open two additional sites, starting with the first site scheduled to open this year serving the Woodlawn neighborhood. The second site will open in 2015 and serve the Englewood neighborhood. Each site will follow our successful model of excellence established at the original Oakland site.
Thanks in advance for being a part of the SOLUTION!
Right: New Communities Project thermometer showing progress made for expansion into the Woodlawn neighborhood. Update: So far we have raised $185,515 towards our $200,000 target! Thank you for your support.
Omarosa (2nd from the right) with Sue Duncan Children’s Center representatives (from left): Mary Hughes, Youth Supervisor and mother of Center attendees; Tina Battle, Director of Development and alumni; and Serenity Hughes, current attendee and 11th Grader at Jones College Prep.
Omarosa won $40,000 for the Sue Duncan Children’s Center during the second episode of “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC! As in past seasons, celebrity contestants are being charged with critical fundraising tasks to benefit their charities of choice. Omarosa served as project manager and led her team to a victory!
The Sue Duncan Children’s Center is deeply grateful to Omarosa and her team for this tremendous effort. Funds raised will go toward the Center’s goal of opening additional sites serving the Woodlawn and Englewood neighborhoods, and will help provide additional technology resources for the kids at the original Oakland site.
This is an outstanding tribute to our friend and alum, Michael Clarke Duncan!
The check presentation will be shown during the next episode this coming Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 8 pm central on NBC. Stay tuned – the competition continues!
Official Press Release
Reality TV star OMAROSA is competing on behalf of Chicago’s south side children during her return to “The Apprentice” starting Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Chicago time. She is honoring the path of her late fiancé, Michael Clarke Duncan, by designating the Sue Duncan Children’s Center as her charity of choice in this season of “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” Duncan, a native of Chicago, credited the Center for putting him on the path to success during his childhood. Tune in! Press Release
Omarosa’s Visit & New Kindles!
Omarosa visited the Center this past fall and spent time with students by volunteering as a tutor. She also organized a group of supporters to donate Kindles to the Center.
Omarosa helps a student with his homework.
Students enjoy new Kindles.