The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation to Celebrate 19 Residents in Chicago Housing Authority-Sponsored Communities Who Have Been Awarded College Scholarships

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A non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization, one of CHA’s private sector development partners who helped transform outdated public housing into modern affordable communities. The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation has awarded $45,500 to Chicago residents for the 2014/15 Academic Year.

The event will celebrate $45,500 in college scholarships awarded to Michaels' Chicago residents.

WHAT: Chicago Housing Authority Deputy Chief Housing Officer Mary Howard will join executives of The Michaels Organization and two Chicago Aldermen for a recognition ceremony honoring 19 residents of the Legends South, Westhaven Park, and Park Douglas affordable housing communities who have received college scholarships from The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation. A non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization, the foundation has awarded $45,500 to residents in Chicago. Among the recipients are several “first-in-their-families” to attend college students, an honor student and youth mentor with aspirations to attend law school, and a single mother who will enroll in classes for the first time since graduating from high school in 1985.

WHERE: Savoy Square at Legends South community room, 4448 S. State Street, Chicago

WHEN: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:00 to 7:30

Michaels Development Company and Interstate Realty Management are part of The Michaels Organization, a family of companies dedicated to excellence in affordable, mixed-income, military and student housing. Both Michaels Development and Interstate Realty Management have been among CHA’s private sector partners in its “Plan for Transformation” for more than a decade. The Chicago Resident Scholars and their families will be honored, followed by a reception with refreshments.

About The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation:
The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation is a non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization that administers educational scholarship programs open to residents of all affordable and military housing communities owned or managed by companies of The Michaels Organization. Now in its 24th year, the foundation was the first of its kind in the affordable housing industry, and has helped many high achieving but often economically disadvantaged students achieve their dreams of higher education. In 2014, the program reached a milestone—awarding for the first time ever more than $500,000 in grants. Michael’s CEO Michael Levitt and his wife Pat Levitt contribute two dollars for every dollar in private contributions made to the Foundation.

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