Wednesday, June 20, 2007
This photo is of Kevin Stanfield (left) a 2007 high school graduate, Bob Lassandrello, Kevin's tutor/mentor, Kenneth Chatman (2006 grad) and Jonathan Summers (2006 grad). All three students have been with Cabrini Connections for six years.
This photo is of Diara Flemming, who graduated in 2006 after six years with Cabrini Connections. She just completed her first year at Northern Illinois University.
On June 8th, 2007 Cabrini Connections celebrated its 15th year end dinner. More than 180 teens, alumni, parents, volunteers and supporters attended. The event was sponsored by a donation from the law firm of Schiff Hardin, and by donations of many different individuals. We thank you all.
The dinner celebrates the year long work of our students and volunteers and recognizes 2007 high school graduates, as well as alumni who are in college, or who have already graduated. Rising 12th graders were hosts of the event. Above is a photo of students from the writing club, doing a performance telling about attending the play, The Color Purple.
Pictured above is Jabar Norman, a 2007 high school graduate, who will attend the University of Iowa in the fall. Jabar has been part of the program for six years. For many of those years he worked with Ted Bills, who now supports Jabar and Cabrini Connections from a different city where he now works.
This illustrates the goal of Cabrini Connections. While we introduce students and volunteers to each other during one to six years with the program, we want to help them stay connected, and continue helping each other, for the rest of their lives.
If you'd like to make a donation to support this program, send your contribution to Cabrini Connections, 800 W. Huron, Chicago, Il. 60622