April 2015 - eNewsletter
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East Village Youth Program
April 2015

Executive Director 
Stephanie Willding, MPA

High School Program Coordinator 
Nora Frazin

College Program Coordinator 
Julia Gerasimenko

Development & Finance Coordinator
Stephanie Baki

A Note from EVYP Executive Director

Dear Friend:

We are welcoming Spring with open arms here at EVYP. Our space has been buzzing and busy! The past month brought several parent workshops, a visit from the University of Maryland and sadly, a loss of a longtime friend of EVYP.

Do not forget to support EVYP's annual Spring Soiree, we have a link for tickets below! We also have a great Student Spotlight featuring Brenda, an artist at Taft High School.   

Thank you for your continued support.
With Gratitude, 

Stephanie Willding, MPA
Executive Director

Parent Workshops

EVYP’s Family Support Program has been making the most of our bi-annual parent workshops. EVYP hosted four workshops in March. Each workshop focused on grade-level needs, including career exploration, understanding financial aid award letters and scholarship research. All of our workshops are provided in English and Spanish. Our parents are always grateful to partner with EVYP as we help guide their children in achieving their goals of attending college. 

The University of Maryland Visits EVYP! 

Last month, EVYP partnered with the University of Maryland College Park’s Alternative Spring Break program. Twenty college students studying Urban Education in Chicago visited EVYP to get a students’ perspective about Chicago schools. They also chatted with EVYP students about college life and helped with ACT math tutoring! Thank you to the University of Maryland College Park for visiting EVYP. 

Spring Soiree

You’re Invited! May 14 is right around the corner and our presale tickets for the Spring Soiree are on sale through May 13 for $75. Stay up to date with hosts, sponsors, and auction items on our website

With Our Heartfelt Sympathy

EVYP is sad to share that we recently lost one of our oldest and dearest friends, Mrs. Louise Kihm. In 1986, before EVYP even began, our founder was interviewed on the evening news for his work with the adopt-a-school program. Louise and Paul Kihm saw the segment and reached out to get involved. Believing in the mission of EVYP, the Kihm’s began supporting EVYP from the very beginning in 1989. Even after the loss of her husband Paul in 1997 and moving to Florida shortly thereafter, Mrs. Kihm continued her support with EVYP. We are very saddened by her passing and send our condolences to her five children and their families, whom made a generous donation to EVYP in memory of Paul and Louise Kihm. The Kihm’s impact has not only helped our students over the past 25 years, but will continue to serve our mission for many years to come. 

Student Spotlight 

Brenda Arteaga is a junior at Taft High School and has been attending EVYP since her freshman year. Brenda created artwork (picture to the right) that was chosen to show at the All-City High School Exhibition. The selection process is very competitive. Brenda’s artwork is a digital image on canvas with crayons. The show will be held at the Expo 72 space at 72 E Randolph from April 17 to May 10.
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