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GRANTS AWARDED

Manufacturing Renaissance couldn't be prouder to announce that for the 3rd year in a row Boeing will be supporting our Manufacturing Connect program. The grant awarded is $100,000 and it last 15 months. Last year, thanks to Boeing support, Manufacturing Connect 1. Served over 150 youth across 3 different high schools 2. Organized 96 work-experiences over the school year - these include Job Shadows, Spring Break Internships, Work-Study Internships and Summer Jobs 3. Organized 14 field trips to different manufacturing facilities 4. Trained 29 participants to ear a nationally recognized credential from NIMS We are also honored to announce that The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust has awa

ERICA STALEY NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As of October 1st, 2019, Erica Staley has succeeded Dan Swinney as Executive Director of Manufacturing Renaissance. Dan founded the organization in 1982 and after 37 years of service to the organization's mission has decided to step aside. Dan will still be deeply involved in the work of Manufacturing Renaissance, by serving on the Board and also acting as the Director of the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council. Erica joined Manufacturing Renaissance over 10 years ago to lead the development of the Manufacturing Connect program. Under her guidance, the program served over 350 youth and young adults, organizing over 580 work-experiences and facilitating 98 permanent job placements.

#GIVINGTUESDAY

This GivingTuesday, December 3rd 2019, Manufacturing Renaissance will celebrate giving by raising funds to support its mission that manufacturing matters #mfgmatters Manufacturing is a sector that provides living wage jobs and upwardly mobile careers. Manufacturing has taken many of the youth we serve off the streets. It has given them an alternative path from crime and violence towards economic self-sufficiency and self-pride. We will participate in this event for the 2nd year in a row. GivingTuesday is celebrated across the world, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Last year, we raised short of $1,400. This year our goal is to raise $1,500 and we have a matching partner - Freedman Seating Co

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