Chicago TutorMate Breakfast – “Students must learn to read, in order to read to learn.”

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This week, Innovations for Learning held our inaugural Chicago TutorMate Breakfast, an opportunity for returning partners and newcomers alike to experience the excitement and the impact of the TutorMate program. Our gracious hosts at Morningstar, CEO Joe Mansueto and Director of Community Relations Kate Cohler, provided a beautiful venue, and Mr. Mansueto encouraged attendees to engage their colleagues and friends in our program, emphasizing that through tutoring, corporate employees can help students achieve success.

We were honored to have Deputy Mayor Steven Koch and Annette Gurley, Chief Officer of Teaching and Learning at CPS, as speakers at the breakfast. Both underscored the importance of literacy by the third grade; stating, “Students must learn to read, in order to read to learn.” Our friends at the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago also joined us for the event, and we had the opportunity to recognize our longest standing and largest tutor groups in the crowd by presenting awards to Morningstar, AT&T, Bank of America, CBRE, JPMorgan Chase, Northern Trust, RTC and TransUnion.

Clockwise from upper-left: Joe Mansueto of Morningstar; Dan Weisberg of IFL; Annette Gurley of CPS; Deputy Mayor Steven Koch with JPMorgan Chase team and Seth Weinberger, founder and Executive Director of IFL

Clockwise from upper-left: Joe Mansueto of Morningstar; Dan Weisberg of IFL; Annette Gurley of CPS; Deputy Mayor Steven Koch with JPMorgan Chase team and Seth Weinberger, founder and Executive Director of IFL

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