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Community Outreach

i.c.stars (Inner City Computer Stars)

i.c.stars (Inner City Computer Stars) provides IT career programs and services that strengthen the leadership potential of inner city young adults. i.c.stars offerings focus on providing social and economic value to participants, communities and industries. As a strong supporter of the technology services industry and Chicago community, ClearEdge Marketing is proud to volunteer on the i.c.stars marketing committee and offer insights and suggestions into overall program expansion.

Sample of our i.c.stars article support:

Human Interest Article – Michelle Anderson

Make A Wish Foundation of Illinois

ClearEdge Marketing is a proud supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Illinois. ClearEdge provides complimentary marketing and design services to help the Associate Board promote its fundraising events. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Make-A-Wish is the nation’s largest wish-granting organization.

Sample of our Make-A-Wish support:

Wish Ball Pre-event Party – Rockit
Holiday Party – Rockin’ Around the Shamrock

Kathryn Dooley Memorial Scholarship

On September 14, 2010, ClearEdge Marketing lost a dear friend and colleague, Kathy Dooley, after a courageous battle with leukemia. To honor her, ClearEdge established the Kathryn Dooley Memorial Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded each spring to one graduating student from Bedford High School in Kathy’s beloved Massachusetts.

Union Park High Schools

ClearEdge Marketing President, Leslie Vickrey proudly serves on the board of directors at Union Park High Schools. As a nonprofit, Chicago-based school management organization, Union Park High Schools is leading the effort to design, open and operate a network of union-partnered charter high schools in the city’s least served communities. Its mission includes promoting supportive working and learning environments for teachers by emphasizing collaborative decision-making, providing ongoing professional development, and by fostering mutually beneficial relationships of respect between teachers and governing bodies—relationships founded on a common interest: providing students with the best education possible.