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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

School Corporate Community Partnership Program

Many Des Plaines businesses and organizations support District 62 schools by helping with short and long-term projects while providing volunteer and financial resource.  Whether you work in a small business or a major corporation, School District 62 needs you.

Creativity and imagination have inspired some very interesting and successful partnerships between community organizations, businesses, and schools in District 62. These strong partnerships don’t just happen. Dedicated participants, who care about student performance work with school administrators to develop these important alliances. A District 62 Partnership is an investment in our students, our community, and our future.

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District 62 Honors Volunteers and Corporate Community Partners

Verena Betancourt, Plainfield Elementary School; Maureen Clark, Plainfield Elementary School; Margaret Harrington, Forest Elementary School; Sharon Lynch, Board of Education; Kathy Matthews, Central Elementary School; Heather Sender, Orchard Place Elementary School; and Mary Jane Sullivan, Plainfield Elementary School were honored as Distinguished Volunteers by School District 62.

The district-wide Distinguished Volunteer Award program honors individuals who have consistently gone above and beyond on behalf of their schools, and whose efforts have enhanced education and conveyed its importance to the community at large. Distinguished Volunteer Award winners are community relation ambassadors who make a positive impact on education.

District 62 also presented Students Succeed Partnership Certificates to the City of Des Plaines, Des Plaines Police Department, Des Plaines History Center, Des Plaines Public Library, EcoLab, Hands-On Suburban Chicago, Lattof YMCA, and Two Men and a Truck for supporting District 62 schools by providing volunteer and financial resources for short and long-term academic projects and programs.

The awards reception was held Thursday, April 19, at Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines. Distinguished Volunteer Awards and Students Succeed Certificates were presented by Dr. Westerhold, Mindy Ward served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

At the awards reception, District 62 recognized Distinguished Volunteer Award winner Maureen Clark as the 2012 Community Relations Ambassador of the Year. Established in 2008, the Community Relations Ambassador of the Year is one of the highest and most prestigious honors presented by District 62. Its purpose is to recognize a volunteer that exemplifies best practices in volunteer service and deserves recognition for supporting District 62 students.

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