Friday, April 20, 2007

Give & Take Blog writes about Olympic Gold

The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Give & Take Blog wrote about my recent Olympics Blog titled, "Do they give Olympic Gold Medals for Ending Poverty".

I'm not really critical of Chicago competing to host the Olympics. In fact, I'm really happy.

Every time a story is written about how some athlete is working so hard to win an Olympic medal, it will give me the opportunity to call on business, foundations, media and civic leaders to work just as hard to support tutor/mentor programs that connect inner city kids with adult tutors, mentors, coaches and learning opportunities that help them stay in school and move to jobs and careers.

Maybe we can get the media to profile corporations, businesses and volunteers who are working just as hard to end poverty as these athletes are to win Gold medals.

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