POWER-PAC Recognition and Thanks in the Huffington Post

Giving Thanks and Taking Action – Huffington Post, November 9, 2011 By K. Sujata, President/CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women

“The days are getting shorter, but the future looks bright for women and girls. This year Chicago-area organizations have made impressive breakthroughs on seemingly intractable issues. As Thanksgiving nears, let’s take time to be thankful for the progress we’ve made in 2011. I am grateful for healthy schools and affordable college education.”

“In Chicago, recess will be mandatory in all public elementary schools by fall 2012, thanks to pressure from mothers and grandmothers trained by Community Organizing and Family Issues. Members of COFI’s POWER-PAC group recognize recess’s role in improving children’s health as well as sharpening their focus and reducing disciplinary issues in the classroom.”

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