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APPLICATION FOR $1,000 TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE NOW

APPLICATION FOR $1,000 TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE NOW

November 16, 2017

Common Roots Initiative has resumed its financial support of cash-strapped teachers in west suburban Chicago, adjusting its teacher scholarship to include professional development funding.

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CRI AWARDS SPRING 2015 SCHOLARSHIPS

May 08, 2015

Common Roots Initiative (CRI) continues providing financial support that makes a positive impact on both sides of the school desk. The recipients of CRI’s Spring 2015 Scholarships are Manuel Almazan, a Proviso East High School (PEHS) science teacher and Carolina Trujillo, a PEHS senior student.

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2015 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

February 01, 2015

UPDATE: 2015 scholarship winners have been chosen!  Stay tuned for announcements about our 2015 winners!

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2014 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS DINNER

June 13, 2014

Get Ready! Common Roots Initiative (CRI) is gearing up for our annual awards banquet dinner.  The event will be held on Friday June 13, 2014 at Biesiada (formerly Villa Nova Banquets) in Villa Park, IL. 

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2014 CRI STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT CHOSEN

2014 CRI STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT CHOSEN

May 25, 2014

Common Roots Initiative is proud to announce our Student Scholarship winner for Spring 2014: Liliana Uriostegui. 

Liliana Uriostegui, a senior at Proviso East High School (PEHS) and Maywood resident, plans to pursue a career in pediatric oncology.  She aspires to attend Hawaii Pacific University.  Liliana is an active volunteer at St. Ealalia Parish in Maywood. 

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