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Record #: R2016-333   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 5/18/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 5/18/2016
Title: Congratulations extended to Chicago Public School students on being named Posse Scholars
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Smith, Michele
Attachments: 1. R2016-333.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
May 18, 2016








TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Brookins and Smith, a congratulatory resolution concerning the 2016 Posse Scholars.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Very truly yours,

Mayor



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^QllBTGClS > Tne Posse Foundation provides educational opportunities to public high school students with exceptional academic and leadership potential who may have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes; and

WHEREAS, The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains student leaders nominated by their high school to form multicultural teams called "Posses," consisting of 10 to 12 Posse Scholars; and

WHEREAS, Posse Scholars undergo an intensive, eight-month, pre-collegiate training program to prepare them for enrollment at prestigious colleges and universities nationwide, in a welcoming campus environment that promotes understanding, collaboration and cross-cultural communication; and

WHEREAS, One of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the United States, the Posse Foundation partners with top-tier colleges and universities to provide each Posse Scholar with a four-year, full-tuition, leadership scholarship; and

WHEREAS, Since the Posse Foundation was established in 1989, its educational partners have awarded $806 million in scholarships to students nationwide, and $144 million in scholarships to Chicago students, to expand the pool of outstanding, diverse college graduates; and

WHEREAS, The Posse Foundation collaborated with all of Chicago's Public High Schools to identify its 2016 Posse Scholars; and

WHEREAS, This year, 110 extraordinarily qualified Chic...

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