21 Feb Mpower families with Tony Hunter
with Tony Hunter
As a former Board Chair and current Co-Chair of the Campaign to Mpower Families, I have witnessed Metropolitan’s significant growth and innovation in recent years. Since 2011, we have grown more than 67% and now serve more than 72,000 children and families per year.
President, TWH Incorporated
Co-Chair, Campaign to Mpower Families
Board member since 2010
“Metropolitan Family Services is a beacon of light for families throughout greater Chicago. The organization’s committed leadership team is passionate about serving the community, and this Campaign will help ensure Metropolitan continues its unmatched legacy of providing bold and highly effective programs for those who need assistance.
This is the right organization, and the right time, to take our services to the next level. We can serve 100,000 clients by 2020 because we believe in the importance of strong families.”
Funds raised through the Campaign to Mpower Families will allow us to continue to bring key programs to scale and serve more than 100,000 clients by 2020. Reaching more people is crucial as the needs in our communities continue to grow.
Thanks to $15 million in new investments to the Campaign to Mpower Families, Metropolitan has already begun to upgrade our infrastructure, systems and sites to support this expansion. Please join me as an investor in the Campaign as we help provide a strong future for Metropolitan and those we serve.
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.