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


It starts with you. Who will you Mpower?


Here’s where you come in.

Your support of the Campaign to Mpower Families is your opportunity to be part of our collective impact in the Chicago area – empowering families one life at a time. Transforming communities, one strong family at a time.

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A $25M Campaign

Track our progress as we work to Mpower 100,000 families.