Civic Leadership Foundation Building Pathways to Success for Chicago Area Youth; Celebrating Partnerships That Empower Youth and Young Adults to Live Their Best Lives

Chicago, IL, August 27, 2017 --( On Thursday, September 14, 2017, Civic Leadership Foundation (CLF) will host their 2nd Annual Awards Event, “Building Pathways to Success” in the James Tyree Auditorium, 353 North Clark Street in Chicago from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Tickets are $100 each until September 1. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

The awards program will highlight the outstanding work of our partners to bring CLF programs to life as they work alongside high risk youth to support them in pathways to success in school, work, and civic life.

This year, CLF selected three award recipients based on a track record of success, excellent communication and the willingness to go above and beyond to engage and empower young people and emerging adults. This year’s honorees include: Partner Award - Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart; Mentor Award - Charles Hardwick, Manager, Howard Area Community Center Employment Resource Center and the Youth Achievement Award - Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy in Chicago.

"The basis of what we do at CLF is to partner with nonprofits, the Chicago Public Schools, the City of Chicago, the Juvenile Justice System and many others, so our goal is to celebrate a few of our key partners and partnerships that help empower the youth of Chicago to succeed and lead." - Paul Dean, Executive Director- Operations at CLF.

About Civic Leadership Foundation:
Civic Leadership Foundation (CLF) builds and sustains unique project-based learning programs to engage and empower high risk youth and emerging adults. We conduct these programs through community based partnerships in which we train and support teachers and mentors in using our programs to enable youth and emerging adults to build pathways to success in school, work, and civic life. We believe that youth and adults impacted by violence and poverty, when given a chance to lead in their communities, will improve their lives and the lives of others.

Since 2007, CLF has served over 10,000 youth and have partnered with over 40 schools and organizations throughout Chicago offering curriculum, professional development training, and ongoing support to build capacity at their sites to better serve youth. To learn more about our work, visit us at, or call us at (773) 796-3640, ext. 707.
Civic Leadership Foundation
LaVerne E. Mathews, Development Director
773 796 3640, ext. 707