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BBBS, in close partnership with the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way North-Northwest / United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (United Way) and the Palatine Opportunity Center (POC), has launched the first BBBS Site based mentoring program in the city of Palatine. The program now has 12 matches and is expected to grow to 18 matches by June, 2015. The program is funded through a generous grant from United Way and serves middle school girls who live in Palatine. The program is the first of its kind in Palatine and is based at the POC complex. We recently celebrated the opening of this program at a formal ribbon cutting ceremony that featured special guests including Jim Schwantz, Mayor of Palatine, Daniel Cates, Superintendent of Palatine High school and Janet Katz, Chairperson of the United Way Women’s Leadership council. To volunteer or find out more about this program, contact Vanessa at or (312) 207- 5608.



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