21 Feb Mpower families with Martha Melman
with Martha Melman
I have been involved with Metropolitan for two decades, and have seen first-hand Metropolitan’s ability to be an engine for change in our communities.
Co-Chair, Campaign to Mpower Families
Board member since 1998
“This project is a personal passion of mine, and I hope you will join in making an investment.”
Metropolitan’s focus on early childhood education, with wrap-around services for families, is crucial to our mission of empowering low-income families. The Campaign to Mpower Families will allow us to address a severe shortage of early learning opportunities in Chicago’s Gage Park, Chicago Lawn and Brighton Park communities through a new state-of-the-art Early Learning Center that will serve 140 young children and create 29 full-time professional jobs.
Our Measure of Success
of 1,399 children in early childhood programs met or exceeded expectations in literacy.
of Upward Bound seniors graduated on time – 95% were accepted into college.
in scholarships was awarded
to Upward Bound students.
of our Adult Mental Health clients received the counseling they needed to avoid costly psychiatric hospitalization.
youth and adults completed job readiness training at the Financial Opportunity Center.
hours were contributed by pro bono attorneys recruited by our Legal Aid Society.
seniors were protected
from abuse, neglect and exploitation.