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Why is School Business Partnership Important?

  1. Provide opportunities for students, teachers, schools, and businesses to enhance and extend student learning through shared expertise, programs, and resources
  2. Provide organizations and companies with opportunities to become involved in the community and with our students
  3. Build lasting relationships between students, parents, educators, and representatives from business, community and public agencies
  4. Are developed by dedicated participants who care about student performance and are willing to work for improvement
  5. Promote student achievement and workforce readiness through special projects, financial support and school/student involvement

2013-2014 Student Succeed Partners
To become a Students Succeed partner, please complete the School Corporate Community Partner Assessment form and send to:

    Community Relations
    Des Plaines School DIstrict 62
    777 East Algonquin Road
    Des PLaines, IL 60016


Students Succeed

Community Leaders Share Career Experiences – On Monday May 20, South School's fifth graders were visited by community leaders who shared information about their education, experiences, and careers.

The community members were: Sarita Rivera, a supervisor and instructor for the Transportation Security Administration at O'Hare International Airport; Josephine Lee, president and artistic director for the Chicago's Children's Choir; Ji Hye Kim, associative director of Kan-Win; Barbara Ryan, executive director of the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce; and Bob Neil, former police officer.

During the presentations, Rivera shared information about the technologies used at the airport to ensure passenger safety; Lee shared videos of students performances, and taught an Afro Cuban song “Yen Yeré Guma,” which included a dance; Kim spoke of the relationship between bullying and domestic abuse; Ryan discussed her experiences as an entrepreneur, and Neil provided anecdotes from his career as a police officer.

Our fifth grade students were very fortunate and appreciative to have shared an afternoon with such engaging guests!

For additional information please contact Jennifer Tempest Bova, Director of Community Relations, 847-824-8070.

District 62 Partners

Advocate Children's Hospital-Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Alliant Credit Union, Allstate Foundation, American Legion, American Red Cross, American Society of Safety Engineers, American Veterinary Medical Association, AT&T Pioneers, BMO Harris Bank, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago's Children's Choir, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., Citibank, City of Des Plaines, City of Rosemont, City of Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, City of Des Plaines Police Department, The Coach Foundation, Cole Taylor Bank, Colliers International, Cook County Works, Concordia University Chicago, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, C.R. Flowers, Des Plaines Community Foundation, Daily Herald, Des Plaines History Center, Des Plaines Ministerial Association, Des Plaines Park District, Des Plaines Public Library, Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines, EcoLab, Elks Club Lodge 1526, Des Plaines Exxon Mobil, Exxon Mobil-Bucky's Express, Fifth Third Bank - Elmhurst Road, First Midwest Bank, General Electric Company, HandsOn Suburban Chicago, IL Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, IMS Engineered Products, ITxM, Jewel/Osco, Junior Achievement of Chicago, Juno Lighting Group, Kan-Win, Kiwanis Club of Des Plaines, Lattof YMCA, LensCrafters, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lewandowski Family Foundation, Maine Township High School District 207, MB Financial Bank, McDonald's, The McShane Companies, Millennium Bank, No Boundaries, Northrop Grumman, Oakton Community College, OASIS, Office Max, Optimist Club of Des Plaines, Philips Lighting, The Rivers Foundation, Rosemont Chamber of Commerce, Rosemont Public Safety Helping Hand, Rosemont Rec Center, Rotary Club of Des Plaines, Rotary Club of Park Ridge, Sam's Club, Search, Inc., Starbucks #13440, Target, TransNational Bankcard, Transportation Security Administration at O'Hare International Airport, Two Men and a Truck, United Way, UOP, US Foods, VFW, Wendy's, Wheels Inc., Wintrust, Yearwood and Associates, Ltd., Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Business and Community Resource Guide – Several Des Plaines corporations and community organizations are interested in, or are working with students in School District 62. Organizations benefit from an organized process for recruiting collaborating schools. This Guide highlights interested community partners and allows schools to select programs and services to support their school community. The Guide provides:

  • A process for schools to learn about services that may meet schools' needs
  • A planning horizon for schools to consider their needs and concentrates the time they spend in recruitment and/or being recruited
  • Opportunities for corporate and community programs to reach school communities and showcase programs and services
  • Facilitates collaboration and matches school needs with quality services and programs.

This guide contains information about programs and services for schools to review with their teaching teams and/or school communities. Schools interested in collaborating can use this resource to manage the requests and coordinate their needs with organizational capacity.

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Leon Smaage
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777 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6281