DealRoom was proud to sponsor Tutoring Chicago's inaugural Celebrity Spelling Bee!
Tutoring Chicago is a private, non-profit organization that offers free one-on-one tutoring services to an average of 700+ students in grades 1 - 6 every week. Their mission is to empower economically disadvantaged children through education. Each year, adult volunteers from all over the city work with students on homework, math, technology, reading, and life skills.
Tutoring Chicago was founded as the Cabrini Green Tutoring Program in 1965 by a group of employees at Montgomery Ward. The program officially became incorporated as a private non-profit organization in 1990 with dedicated efforts towards the youth of Cabrini Green. As the program continued to grow, Cabrini Green Tutoring Program wanted to target local neighborhoods beyond Cabrini Green and rebranded the organization as Tutoring Chicago in 2012. Today, Tutoring Chicago is working on opening a fourth site location.
The spelling bee was comprised of local Chicago celebrities and emceed by Ryan Asher and Jeff Murdoch from The Second City, one of Chicago’s premiere comedy clubs. After eight rounds of spelling ,Team SYKES TalentSprout came out on top! The duo included Chicago Sun-Times interim CEO/COO, Nykla Wright, and a TalentSprout representative, Jonathan Gray.
Most importantly, the event raised more than $30,000 to help Tutoring Chicago continue their work. If you are interested in learning more about Tutoring Chicago, or donating to the cause, go to https://www.tutoringchicago.org/donate/.
In order to more effectively support Chicago’s community, DealRoom recently joined the movement Pledge 1%. Along with leading companies around the world, DealRoom proudly pledges to donate one percent of profit, employee time or product to local charities and nonprofits.
DealRoom as an organization greatly values strengthening Chicago’s educational resources as a way of advancing the community’s youth. DealRoom will focus our charitable efforts towards this cause and look forward to making a meaningful impact.