Northwestern Memorial Receives Award for Community Outreach Work
By Jeffrey DannaNews February 25, 2013
The ACE Mentor Program works with Chicago Public Schools to mentor high school students, primarily minority teens from low- to moderate- income families, and motivate them to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction.
Students mentored by ACE presented the award and talked about the similarities between ACE’s mentorship programs and ours. The Medical Explorers, Northwestern Medicine Scholars at Westinghouse College Prep and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Corporate Internship programs are examples of how, like ACE, Northwestern Memorial prepares high school students for professional endeavors.
“It is especially great to be acknowledged for working with young people to preparing them for careers in healthcare,” Charles says.