February 2017 - eNewsletter
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Dear Friends,

Don’t forget, our 6th Annual Evening of Revolution is coming up on Tuesday February 21, 2017. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, see the link below! We also have a quick review of a donor sponsored field trip our students took a few weeks back to the Museum of Science and Industry.

This is a special eNewsletter for me, as it is my last as the Executive Director! For those who haven’t heard, I have decided to pursue another goal and will be leaving EVYP to start my family. I have enjoyed working towards such an important mission over the past several years and I’m proud of the impact we’ve made together. I am happy to announce that Mr. Anibal Vega will be taking my place as the Executive Director, read more about him below. Anibal and I will be working together over the next few weeks to ensure a smooth transition. Thank you for all of your support, I can’t wait to see where the new leader takes EVYP!              
                                                                                                                     With Gratitude
                                                                                   Stephanie Baki, Executive Director

6th Annual Evening of Revolution!: Tues. Feb. 21

We still have some tickets available for our Evening of Revolution. For $35 in advance you receive 2 hours of all you can drink Revolution draft beer and a buffet of Revolutions’ most popular appetizers. What better way to get out of the house and support a great cause?

We will sell tickets until we are sold out, if we have any left on the day of the event they will be available at a first come, first serve basis at the door for $40. Last year we sold out days before, so if you know you want to come, get your tickets now!

Field Trip: Museum of Science & Industry

One of our long-time supporters, Mr. Ira Rose sponsored another field trip for 12 EVYP students and 2 staff to attend a WOW! Behind the Scenes tour at the Museum of Science and Industry. A van picked the students up at EVYP, and after a quick stop for donuts, headed down to the museum. At the museum, students took an interactive tour and even got to try Miracle Berries; when you eat them they turn everything that tastes sour, sweet!

After the tour, Ira took the students for deep dish pizza at Giordano’s and made a pit stop for ice cream on the way back to EVYP. Students had a great time learning and hanging out with their EVYP friends, new and old!

Introducing our New Executive Director: Anibal Vega

Mr. Anibal Vega joins EVYP with an extensive background in non-profit work across Chicago. He most recently served as the Vice-President of Community Engagement for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter. Prior to that, Vega was the Executive Director at The Center for Community Development Initiatives for almost 10 years.  He has also worked at the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Agape Youth Development and Family Support Services and the Back of the Yard Neighborhood Council. Before his start in non-profit work, Vega served in the United States Army for 12 years. With almost 20 years of non-profit experience and dedication to disadvantaged communities, EVYP is excited to welcome Anibal!

                                                                   Stephanie Baki                             Julia Gerasimenko                           Jenn Romero    
 Executive Director                           Program Manager                     Program Coordinator        

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