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Partnerships

Enchanted Backpack, a Chicago-based charity, provides school supplies and classroom materials to under-resourced elementary schools across Chicagoland.

The charity has donated dozens of bags and hundreds of dollars in school supplies and teacher classroom essentials to several District 99 schools.

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For more than a decade, District 99 has been proud to call ExxonMobil a valued community partner for its monetary and personal support towards various curriculum initiatives, including those within the STEAM curriculum. 

The company has donated tens of thousands of dollars since its first visit as science fair judges. The partnership continued growing and has helped sustain five different Robotics Club divisions, appear as guest speakers at career days and assists in District STEAM nights. 

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To rally in support of the mission to combat food insecurity among its families, District 99 has forged a new partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository in offering a Healthy Student Market, a food distribution initiative aiming to provide healthy food to children and their families who many not have the opportunity to frequent a traditional food pantry.

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Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is proud to serve as the federally designated nonprofit organ procurement organization (OPO) that coordinates organ and tissue donation and services to families of donors in the northern three-quarters of Illinois and northwest Indiana.

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The Chicago Blackhawks hockey organization has been a strong community provider to District 99. 

The team shows appreciation District staff by providing discounted tickets for two games every season.

District students also participate in the Blackhawks Reading Program.

District 99 students who are part of the Inner City Education Program get quite the experience as special VIP guests at Brent Seabrook's annual Celebrity ICE Bowl.

Students have the chance to meet players, get autographs and play arcade games for free!

Students eligible for this opportunity get to play hockey and skate for free twice a week at Cicero's Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink, as long as they put in two hours of tutoring with Inner City Education mentors beforehand. 

Through the Blackhawks G.O.A.L (Get Out And Learn) initiative, the year-round clinic is the team's way of helping introduce hockey to children across the area who may not otherwise have the chance to learn about the sport. 

Chicago Blackhawks' youth hockey organization stops into our schools to teach teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun! They also provide equipment and give short instructional lessons from the coaches.

Patrick Sharp made a special visit to students and staff in District 99, speaking about his experiences playing professional hockey, teaching floor hockey lessons, and stopping for photos and autographs.

The West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) provides programs for adults and children who have a physical impairment, a mental disability or any other type of disability.

The organization hosts an annual summer camp at Unity Junior High School.

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When the Illinois Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (IALAS) was formed back in February 2015, the goal of the organizers was to create a group which would help educators across the Chicagoland area support one another in serving the educational needs of their Latino students. 

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WE is a children's charity started by child rights advocate Craig Kielburger in the 1990s to encourage kids to get involved in local and global action initiatives of their choosing. 

District 99 service learning clubs celebrate their enthusiasm for community service in a small version of the organization's annual WE Day concert students hear speakers from the organization.

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Microsoft empowers all people and organizations on the planet to achieve more, which is why the company comes to visit District 99's Digital Literacy classes every year to provide students with an "Hour Of Code". This program allows students to interact with industry leaders and up-and-coming software engineers. 

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CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 9,800 coworkers, with net sales over $17 billion.

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EdTechTeam is a global network of former teachers turned educational technologists dedicated to inspiring and empowering educators. 

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Google for Education is a proud partner of District 99 that has helped reach the District's goal of distributing Chromebooks to each student. 

They also help hos the District's annual Summer Administrative Development seminar in August at their Chicago headquarters. 

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Education is undergoing a technology revolution. New devices and tools are added to classrooms every day.

The District's IT department is responsible for keeping all this technology well-managed, safe and functional. This is where we help.

Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, managed and mobile.

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Big Rig Books is a mobile literacy outreach campaign with the goal of encouraging a love of reading for children who otherwise may not have the chance to own books of their own. 

The family-owned company has given away more than 150,000 books to students at elementary schools across Chicagoland, southwestern Florida, and to our schools here in District 99.

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E.D Clark Photography is a leader and innovator of fine school portraiture for over 50 years. 

The company takes classroom and graduation photos for District 99 and helps create and distribute  yearbooks for all schools.

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The Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (I-NOMA) has awarded scholarships to District 99 students to attend their Project Pipeline Architecture Summer Camp. 

At the camp, students are guided through professional architectural processes at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), as they designed projects for personal scale, neighborhood scale and city scale. 

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IlliniCare Health organization offers Top Rated NCQA Medicaid Plans in Illinois. The company is committed to transforming the health of the community one individual at a time.

The organization also donates classroom supplies to schools in District 99. 

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Created in 1889 as the Sanitary District of Chicago, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) today is an award-winning, special-purpose district responsible for treating wastewater and providing stormwater management for residents and businesses in its service area, which encompasses 882.1 square miles and includes Chicago and 128 suburban communities throughout Cook County.

The company attends and helps sponsor District 99's Walk For Water event, where MWRD staff teach attendees about water sustainability. 

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The Chicago White Sox mascot, Southpaw, brings an interactive show that discusses four types of bullying including Bigmouth Bullying, Hands-On Bullying, Stay Out Bullying and Cyber Bullying to various District 99 schools.

Southpaw and his emcee talk about ways to help prevent and Strike Out Bullies by using the PAWS method. PAWS represents and clearly portrays positive ways to prevent bullying by practicing confidence, always using your voice, walking away and standing up for others.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. They are the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, they have invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today's most innovative approaches.

District 99 is a proud partner in the company's Pennies for Patients initiative, annually helping raise thousands of dollars for the organization.

LLS is also is a proud sponsor to various District 99 events, including Parent University.

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The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) was established in 2008 and recognizes students in both public and nonpublic elementary schools for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility.

Through NEHS, students provide meaningful service to the school and community and develop essential leadership skills. NEHS supports these purposes by strengthening the lives of our nation's elementary students and the schools in which they are enrolled.

District 99's most notable chapters are at Lincoln and Roosevelt elementary schools.

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Buddy's HELPERS is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit uniting high school student athletes in an annual community service campaign built around "Making a Difference On AND Off The Field" to cultivate leadership for a stronger future.

In partnership with the PepsiCo Showdown, the organization has made huge donations to students in District 99. 

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