Northwestern Memorial Receives Award for Community Outreach Work

Northwestern Medicine
News February 25, 2013
The Chicago ACE Mentor Program has given Northwestern Memorial Hospital its 2013 Corporate Award, citing our significant delivery of charity care, numerous community partnerships and mentorship initiatives as examples of how we work to serve low-income residents of the city.

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.

“We are proud of this recognition for the work we do in the community, which is part of our charitable mission,” says Posh Charles, director of External Affairs and Community Health Services. Charles accepted the award with James Mladucky, director of Design and Construction, during a February luncheon.

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.

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