More Philanthropy For Chicago Schools

Sometime this week, two big foundations are going to announce "a major investment that will help
support a promising new network of high-quality high schools to underserved
students in Chicago
and several other urban communities around the country." Who do you think that could be, and what will they be funding?

UPDATE:  Yes, Gates - and the Ford Learning Institute.  Here's the press release announcing the event tomorrow below.

Major
New Investments to Help Henry Ford Learning Institute Launch National Network

of
Innovative Schools in Chicago and Other Urban Communities

 

Chicago, IL –
On Wednesday, October 3rd, at 10:00 a.m., community partners will
join Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company, representatives
from the Henry Ford Learning Institute, and the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation to announce major new investments to help bring the successful Henry
Ford Academy model to Chicago and to expand this promising new network of
high-quality high schools to underserved students in several urban communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What:

 

 

Press
  conference
to announce:

 

· New educational partnership that brings together Ford
  Motor Company, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chicago Public Schools,
  and the local community

 

· Launch of national network of schools based on the Henry Ford Academy
  model

 

· Details for the new Henry
  Ford Academy:
  Power House High in Chicago

 

 

 

 

Who:

 

 

· Richard M. Daley, Mayor, City of Chicago

 

· Arne Duncan, CEO, Chicago Public Schools

 

· Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

 

· Steve Seleznow, Program Director for Education, Bill
  & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

· John Nichols, Vice Chairman, The
  Marmon Group, and Chairman, HFA of Illinois

 

· Linda Wing, Deputy Director, University of Chicago
  Urban School Improvement Initiative

 

· Sabrena Davis, Principal, Henry Ford
   Academy: Power House
  High

 

 

 

 

where:

 

 

 

 

Great Hall of Homan Square Power House

 

931 S. Homan Avenue

 

Chicago,
   IL 60624

 

Parking is available at 3330 W. Roosevelt Road
   

 

(Limited Parking will be available for Media
  Trucks on S.
    Homan Avenue in front of the Homan Square
  Power House.)

 

 

When:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday,
  October 3, 2007

 

9:30
  a.m. registration, 10:00 a.m. program begins

 

 

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