MEDIA ADVISORY: Cengage Learning Employees Rise and Shine in Chicago for Company’s Annual Charity Challenge
Chicago, IL – July 22, 2013 – Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide, today announced that its employees will be participating in the annual Cengage Learning Cares: Rise and Shine Charity Challenge during the company’s national sales meeting taking place in Chicago next week. Employees will donate money to participate in a session of group exercises and calisthenics on The Equitable Plaza, at the intersection of the Fidelity Building, the Wrigley Building and the Chicago Tribune Building on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Cengage Learning will be matching employees’ donations and the money raised will be split between two local charities – Teen Living Programs and Teach For America. Over the last four years, this event has raised more than $350,000 with nearly 1,000 employees participating in last year’s event alone. Click here for a recap of last year’s events.
This year’s donation checks will be presented to charity representatives later in the day at a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Speakers will share details about the impact of the donations and employees will learn more about how the money will be used by the organizations.
Who: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide
What: Cengage Learning Cares: Rise and Shine Charity Challenge
When: Group exercises and calisthenics will take place on Thursday, August 1 from 6:30am – 7:00am
location: The Equitable Plaza at the intersection of the Fidelity Building, the Wrigley Building and the Chicago Tribune Building (turnaround adjacent to 401 North Michigan Avenue)
Dinner and check presentation will take place on Thursday evening, August 1 at 6pm
location: The Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
Where: The Equitable Plaza – 401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 – morning event
The Hyatt Regency Hotel – 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 – evening event
Details: Please contact Kristina Massari at [email protected] if you are interested in attending the Rise and Shine exercise event, check presentation and to arrange interviews with spokespeople. Event photos are available upon request.
About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides personalized services and course driven digital solutions that enhance the educational process resulting in a more engaged learner. Through the integration of content, unmatched services and digital solutions, Cengage Learning delivers a best-in-the-industry experience, resulting in better curricula and improved learner outcomes. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.
About Teach For America
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. This fall, 11,000 corps members will teach in 48 urban and rural regions across the country, while 32,000 alumni will work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Teen Living Programs
Teen Living Programs builds community, hope and opportunity for youth who are homeless by addressing their immediate needs and helping them achieve independence and stable housing. TLP intensively serves over 300 young people a year through a continuum of services that includes three residential programs—a 4-bed emergency shelter for minors, a 24-bed transitional living program, and a 10-apartment independent living program Our comprehensive program model provides youth with wrap around support and the tools they need to succeed: intensive case management, employment, educational and recreational support; independent life skills training; and mental and primary health care. TLP reaches hundreds more through its outreach, prevention and crisis management services and with the addition of a new Drop-In Center this year, young people now a place to go to be safe during day and evening hours and find respite, access critical services, and begin the process of stabilizing. To learn more visit www.teenliving.org.