Three years ago we created the Chicago Tech Academy as a charter high school for urban kids, to foster technology and entrepreneurial aptitude in kids that much needed the outreach.
It’s been incredibly rewarding to see the progress that this school has made… in part because of more than 100 local tech entrepreneurs and executives that have gotten involved as mentors and supporters, hosting field trips and sponsoring internships.
I hope you’ll join us next Thursday, February 23, at 5:30pm at the Westin to witness the student lottery for our next freshman class… more than 2,000 KIDS HAVE APPLIED! The word has spread about the success of this school.
It’s a dramatic and bitter sweet night, as hundreds of families wait to hear their name called for one of only 150 spots in the Class of 2016. And while there’s some sadness for the kids we turn away, the night is fun and exciting, and I’m sure you’ll be inspired.
If you’ve heard about our efforts with this new school, next Thursday is a great way for you to learn more. If you haven’t yet heard about our special project, take a few minutes and watch the video at http://vimeo.com/20955401 … We made this video following last year’s student lottery.
Please RSVP http://ita.cx/ChiTechAcademyRSVP for next Thursday, or drop me an email if you would like to discuss getting your or your company involved with Chicago Tech Academy.