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IFL wins philanthropy award


Make It Better, a Chicago-area organization that promote good works, today gave Innovations For Learning its 2012 national award for educational innovation.

The prize will include a professionally made video that IFL will be able to use to help spread word about how it’s using digital technology and volunteer tutors to help children learn to read and write.

Make It Better officials presented the award at IFL’s offices in downtown Evanston today, National Philanthropy Day.

(Photo: Make It Better)

According to the Make It Better website, the award was to recognize “the best in educational innovation at the local and national levels. We are looking for projects and programs that demonstrate efficacy of the educational innovation through tangible outcomes such as testing results, lives made better, expanse of  program reach or new skills retained.”

UPDATE: Here’s a video of the award presentation:

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