“[The] words that I didnt understand, my partner would help me out, pronunce it, and make me understand the definition. At the same time I was enjoying it because we would laugh and have a good time.”
Orquidia Delgado, a WITS student from Talcott Fine Arts And Museum Academy, joined Lourdes Duarte and Brenda Langstraat on Adelante Chicago to discuss her experience in the Workplace Mentoring program at Morgan Stanley. WITS connects volunteers from 70 corporate partners to provide literacy mentorship to thousands of Chicago Public Schools students, like Orquidia, each year. Thank you WGN TV and Lourdes for your support of WITS!
This summer, WITS is hosting the Early Childhood Summer Program at seven CPS elementary schools. This five-week intensive program develops students’ enthusiasm for reading and ensures that nearly 100 students enter kindergarten ready to learn. Thank you to Derrick C. Young and CBS Chicago for your support of WITS!
WITS CEO, Brenda Langstraat, joined Brooke Taylor of iHeart Radio to discuss student literacy and WITS’ Early Childhood Summer Program. Listen to the interview that aired on 93.9 LITE FM, BIG 95.5 AND 103.5 KISS FM here. Thank you to Brooke and iHeart Radio for supporting the work of WITS.
WBBM Newsradio shared a story about how WITS is making a difference in the community. The piece highlights WITS’partnership with Drake Elementary and the work of WITS Board Member, Principal Sydney Golliday.
Thank you to Lisa Fielding and WBBM Newsradio for featuring the great work of WITS students, the true difference makers in our city! Read the article and listen to an interview with Brenda Langstraat, WITS CEO, here.
WITS CEO, Brenda Langstraat, talked with Jon Hansen on WGN Radio about the impact and importance of corporate volunteerism. Brenda touched on the return on investments for corporations in early literacy and the impact that WITS’ 70 corporate partners have in Chicago Public Schools. Listen here to the full interview.
Anualmente, los programas de WITS ofrecen apoyo de lectura y libros a miles de estudiantes en Chicago Public Schools, incluyendo más de 100 estudiantes de Talcott Fine Arts And Museum Academy. ¡Gracias a Univision Chicago por cubrir nuestro trabajo y a Dr. Bahena por ser una campeona para los estudiantes de Talcott y WITS! Mira más aquí.
WITS CEO, Brenda Langstraat, sat down with Jon Hansen of
WCIU-TV to discuss the impact of WITS, the importance of student literacy, and our partnership with Chicago Public Schools. Watch the feature segment from Now.Chicago here: https://bit.ly/2kwuNFh
Thank you Jon, WCIU, and Me-TV for supporting the work of WITS!
Brenda Langstraat, WITS CEO, talked with Scott Cochran on WGN Radio about WITS’ partnership with Chicago Public Schools to advance student literacy in 80 neighborhood schools through the integration of teacher training and mentorship programs—a unique model that is accelerating reading level growth in our students. The goal is that every student in WITS programs achieves that ‘spark’ of a love of learning! Thank you, Steve and WGN! Listen here.