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Former Chicago Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood and Leading Education Activists Join ‘One America' Volunteer Tour in Chicago

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Panel tackles how to keep kids motivated and eager to learn, while keeping them safe; Kerry Wood to receive Daily Point of Light award</i> </p>

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Former Chicago Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood and Leading Education Activists Join ‘One America' Volunteer Tour in Chicago

11:11 EDT Thursday, September 19, 2013

CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and JPMorgan Chase will bring the national volunteer service tour ‘One America' to Chicago on September 24. The tour stop will feature some of the city's leading education activists, including Kerry Wood of the Wood Family Foundation, Diane Latiker of Kids Off the Block and Imran Khan of Embarc to discuss expanding high quality education opportunities to all Chicago youth. Immediately after the discussion, volunteers will assemble resource kits for public school teachers.



A discussion on how the Chicago community can work together to equip the city's youth with the resources and support they need to succeed in school and in life. The Daily Point of Light award will be presented to Kerry Wood for his and his wife Sarah's commitment to helping improve the lives of children in and around Chicago through the Wood Family Foundation.


Tracy Hoover, President, Points of Light

Imran Khan, Harper High School Teacher, Founder of Embarc

Diane Latiker, Founder, Kids Off the Block

Malcom London, Chicago poet, performer, activist and educator

Jenne Myers, Interim Executive Director, Chicago Cares

Glenn Tilton, Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase

Kerry Wood, Former Chicago Cubs Pitcher, Co-founder, Wood Family Foundation



September 24, 2013

7:30 am: continental breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 am: Program/panel discussion

9:00 – 10:00 am: Service project



Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street Chicago


To attend the breakfast or request interviews contact Anna Sczepanski at or 301-585-5034.


About Points of Light

Points of Light—the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service—mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages four million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it's needed most. For more information, go to

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

About Chicago Cares

Founded in 1991 by Leslie Bluhm and Mary Prchal, Chicago Cares is a nonprofit organization that has mobilized nearly 500,000 volunteers to meet Chicago's most challenging needs. As the leading service organization in the city, Chicago Cares creates programs that foster civic engagement by educating and empowering volunteers to be agents of change. With 250 monthly group service projects, corporate programs and annual events, our model connects needs with action. For more information, visit

for Points of Light
Anna Sczepanski, 301-585-5034
for JPMorgan Chase
Christine Holevas, 312-732-6206

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