[dropcap]J[/dropcap]osephinum Academy received a $60,000 grant to cover its summer enrichment programs. The official announcement was held in the Josephinum Gymnasium on July 23. Illinois AT&T president Paul La Schiazza, Sen. William Delgado, Representative Cynthia Soto and Alderman Joe Moreno were all in attendance and each provided their own words in support and excitement for the possibilities offered through the generous grant.
“You, students of today, are shaping the technology and innovation of the future. Make no mistake… someone coming out of this room is going to help create one of these technologies. We know that the education is vitally important not just for our company but also for our country,” said La Schiazza at the ceremony.
“You [girls] can reach the stars and be anything you want to be,” added Soto.
The girls receiving the scholarships also attended the event. These girls are already involved in the summer programs, which range from ACT prep courses to basketball camp.
“The grant from the AT&T Foundation will afford Josephinum Academy the chance to extend our offerings beyond the traditional school year,” commented Director of Admissions Alexandra Gonzalez in the official press release.
Josephinum Academy is a private, all girls’ high school straddling the Humboldt Park and Wicker Park neighborhoods on 1501 N. Oakley Blvd. The school currently hosts students from 39 zip codes ranging in ethnicity and socioeconomic status. In 2014, Josephinum Academy boasted a 100 percent college acceptance rate.
For enrollment opportunities, contact 773-276-1261.
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