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The Rogers Park community faces some particular challenges when it comes to educating its children. To start with, many of the kids in Rogers Park are from low or moderate-income families whose only real option for their education is the Chicago Public Schools. In addition, Rogers Park is a “gateway” community, housing children from a wide array of backgrounds, including immigrant and refugee families who have settled in Rogers Park from across the globe.

The Chicago Public Schools face many challenges; these are compounded in communities with limited financial resources and diverse populations. Despite these difficulties, a lot of good things are happening in the Chicago Public Schools, and in Rogers Park in particular. One outstanding example of this positive change is what is occurring right now at Sullivan High School.

Sullivan is a CPS facility that had been struggling for years with low achievement and declining enrollment. It is also a neighborhood institution that has stood for decades. Indeed, some of our RPBG members are proudly alumni, or have friends and relatives who attended.

RPBG Commits to Sullivan High

The Rogers Park Builders Group  collaborated with Sullivan High School to build out a life skills classroom for Chicago Public Schools’ "low incidence" program (servicing mostly students dealing with Autism, Down Syndrome and mild to severe cognitive disabilities). With more than $30,000 in donations secured throughout the summer and with the help of the community, the Rogers Park Builders Group was able to construct and equip the room with a washer/dryer, a full kitchen, and a Murphy bed. The low incidence students are now able to learn the ways of everyday living as they prepare themselves for real life opportunities.

 

$30,000 TARGET MET

Thanks to the Following Supporters

PLATINUM

David Gassman   DLG Management
Sullivan HS Alumni Reunion Class of ’71 & ‘72

GOLD

Allen Smith   Winnemac Properties
Marty Max   MLC Properties
Carla Price   PMG Vintage Apartments
Barbara Edelstein   Supreme Laundry
Jim Abraham
Chase Bank
Community Investment Corporation
Cris Gansari    Gansari & Associates, LLC
SILVER
Michael Glasser   Magellen Properties
Robert Szymanski   Urban Equities
John Brauc   CheckMate Realty & Development
Dorian Bezanis   Alpha Adjustment
Tom Heineman   Tom Heineman Enterprises 
Matt Means   MKS Property Holdings
Bill Barry   Draper & Kramer Commercial Mortgage
James Peterson & Jayson Lemberg   Pioneer Acquisitions
Ursula Moncau   WinTrust
Bill Dunn   Dunn Solutions Group
Ross Landman   The Landman Group
Apartment Investment Advisors
Steve Cain   Greenspire Capital
Sarah and Tom Lisy
Lee and Estella Kiser   Kiser Group

BRONZE

Brian Semel   Kiser Group     
Dan Starzyk   Bank Financial
Jay Johnson   Cornerstone Investment Group
Randy Pavlock  Hunter Properties
David Rees   Hunter Properties
Rockwell Partners
Connie Abels   RE/MAX NorthCoast
Alan Goldberg   Fara Brokerage
Michael Anguiano   Kiser Group
Rick Moskowitz   A Plus Pest Control
Sheryl Rosenberg   Rogers Park Builders Group
Mark Glazer   S & M Management
Neal Siegal
Linda Heneghan
Ryan Johnson   Draper & Kramer Commercial Mortgage
Jane Kanan   Draper & Kramer Commercial Mortgage
McKim Barnes   Draper & Kramer Commercial Mortgage
Alan Cravitz   Draper & Kramer Commercial Mortgage
Litt Clark   Greenspire Capital
Special Thanks To:
Chicago Murphy Bed    
Porch Construction Inc.   
ABT Appliance    
Remodelers Supply
Cris Gansari   Gansari & Associates, LLC
RPBG “Sullivan Campaign” Committee:
Brian Semel    
Michael Glasser    
Allen Smith   
Marty Max   
Tom Heineman   
Steve Cain
 

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