Lorilyn and Galilea are reading partners in the WITS Workplace Mentoring Program. Galilea is a sixth grader at Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Center Elementary School in Wicker Park. Every Thursday afternoon she rides a school bus with 34 of her classmates to Exelon’s offices in the Chase Tower. Once there, she takes the elevator to the 48th floor, where she reads with Lorilyn, or Laura, her other reading mentor. Lorilyn and Galilea are both WITS veterans, having been in the program for several years. They sat down to share some of their thoughts on reading, WITS, and each other.
Continue reading Student and Mentor Spotlight: Exelon & Lozano Elementary
To celebrate WITS’ 25th Anniversary, check out the list below of 25 books for adults recommended by WITS’ Rochelle Lee Teacher Award: Remaining Readers Book Club.
Continue reading 25 Book Recommendations From WITS’ Remaining Readers Book Club
WITS is proud to honor 14 individuals who laid the foundation for creating the organization we are today.
“WITS is such a special program. I’m so glad that it has flourished in the way that it has because it is something that affects so many lives.” Lili Ann Zisook, a former teacher, has been involved with WITS as volunteer, Board Member, and Emeritus Director over the past 25 years.
Continue reading Founders Awardee Spotlight: Lili Ann Zisook
To celebrate WITS’ 25th Anniversary and the start of the program year, check out the list below of 25 Reasons to Volunteer:
Continue reading 25 Reasons to Volunteer
To celebrate WITS’ 25th Anniversary, check out the list below of 25 children’s books that WITS student love.
Continue reading 25 Books WITS Students Love
We are excited to share Forefront’s blog post on non-profit sustainability highlighting the WITS/Boundless Readers merger. Included in the feature is an interview with WITS CEO Brenda Palm. Read the the full post here.
Forefront is a statewide membership association for nonprofits, philanthropy, public agencies, advisers, and allies. Forefront’s feature helps elevates WITS presence as a leader in non-profit innovation.