Junior Achievement of Chicago is excited to recognize McDonald’s Corporation for their long-time support. During the 2014-2015 year, McDonald’s employees directly impacted 90 classrooms and reached 2,137 JA students in the local community. This includes classrooms at Rosenwald Elementary School during our 75th Anniversary Week the week of April 26, 2015. During this special week, 76 Chicago Pubic Schools had JA programs taught by generous partners.

In addition to volunteering, McDonald’s funded 10 classrooms at the Chicago Park District’s Tuley Park facility in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago.

JA Area Board member Susan Forsell (V.P. of Sustainability) and JA DuPage County Divisional Board member Mark Grippando (Senior Director of US IT Supplier Management and Procurement) spearhead a leadership team to attract additional supporters. The JA leadership team is comprised of McDonald’s business leaders who represent a wide range of backgrounds and professional expertise. Bringing a great wealth of wisdom, insight and experience, this dedicated team provides a hands-on approach to positioning JA as a leader in economic education and volunteerism within McDonald’s. Together, they recruited 54 McDonald’s volunteers to participate in 90 classrooms during the school year.

Thank you McDonald’s for your ongoing support of JA and our students!

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