Celebrating 25 Years of the Power of Parents at the Table

COFI/POWER-PAC IL families, supporters and friends, honored guests, and staff gathered together on a beautiful summer evening earlier this month to celebrate COFI’s 25th Anniversary. What a memorable celebration it was!

Here are just a few highlights from a truly perfect evening:

• Families arriving on school buses from around the state and happily greeting each other in person for the first time in a year and a half!
• Emotional and powerful remarks from amazing guest speakers Anna Valencia (Chicago City Clerk) and Tiffany Younger (Director of Policy and Advocacy at Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap) – reminding all of us about the importance of the Power of Parents at the Table
• Parent leaders and children kicking back and celebrating the POWER-PAC IL way – with delicious food and lively dancing!

Were you there and hoping to relive the evening? Couldn’t make it but want to get a glimpse of the festivities? Check out this video we made!

A giant, heartfelt thank you goes out to our individual, organizational, and corporate sponsors for making this event financially possible; the many guests and supporters who came out to say hello and celebrate with us; COFI staff for their behind the scenes magic; speakers Anna Valencia and Tiffany Younger for inspiring all of us; and most of all, POWER-PAC IL parent leaders and their families who came out in droves to make the night truly unforgettable. We are especially grateful for parent leaders Rosazlia Grillier, Liliana Olayo, Lettie Hicks, and Valerie Carroll for speaking during the program.

Here’s to COFI’s next 25 years!