Supplies for Dreams entered the One Book One Northwestern video contest: “Storytelling for Change.” The contest is open to all Northwestern students, offering them the opportunity to publicize their organization’s mission, which calls for a form of social change. Supplies for Dreams entered the video shown at the gala last year, “The Children of Supplies for Dreams.”
Within the contest participants can win the People’s Choice, based on online voting, the Critic’s Choice or Social Entrepreneur, awarded by a panel of judges. Each prize includes $250 and One Book One Northwestern will feature the video, providing more of a spotlight on the organization’s cause. The winners of each prize will be announced on November 21st. Supplies for Dreams is thankful to have this opportunity to raise awareness about Chicago Public Schools and our programs that aim to improve students’ quality of education in CPS. Make sure to check out the video to learn more and show your support!
We believe that giving is a two-way street.
The time and energy that you dedicate to our efforts will be rewarded with valuable experience, recognition from the community, and the knowledge that you are making a positive and significant difference in the lives of children.
Whether you consider yourself an entrepreneur or social activist, our organization offers you opportunities to develop professional experience (from graphic design to grant-writing to curriculum development to mentoring), while helping thousands of students in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
Join us at one of our information sessions to learn more:
9/24/2013, 7:00-8:00PM at the Rock Rm. in Norris
9/26/2013, 8:00-9:00PM at Kresge 4365
9/29/2013, 12:00-1:00PM at the Rock Rm. in Norris
Visit our recruitment website to see what opportunities we have to offer.
Build-a-Backpack Day is a community event to engage our neighbors, friends, and families in fun and meaningful service. On August 17th from 1-5 pm at the Norris Center Louis Room at Northwestern University, members of the community will come together to package over 2,000 backpacks for the underprivileged students of Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
CPS is the 3rd largest public school system in America; however, a staggering proportion of CPS students–86%–come from low-income homes. Additionally, 45% of CPS students will not graduate from high school.
We believe that equipping students with basic school supplies is the first step to a solution. Build-a-Backpack Day brings together members of the Evanston and Chicago communities to help these CPS students realize their own potential and achieve academic success. Help us celebrate another successful year, supplying the educations of Chicago Public Schools students – with the tools to succeed, the inspiration to do so, and the mentorship to lead the way.
Learn more at our Facebook event.