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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. 

The event will kick off with drinks and dinner, followed by our presentation of scholarship awards to each of our 2014 recipients.  Both winning teachers and the 2014 Student Scholarship winner will be present. 

If you would like to join us, tickets are still available.  (email: or purchase tickets at Eventbrite)

The night will be filled with good food, good drinks, and plenty of laughs.  We hope to see you there. 
     CRI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 2010 through the combined efforts of four alumni from PEHS. Its board is primarily comprised of high school friends and family who decided that giving back to their community meant helping to make an impact on both sides of the school desk. In coming years, CRI will expand its financial assistance to other schools in west suburban Chicago.

     Visit our donation page  if you would like to make a monetary contribution toward our scholarships. If you prefer to use an employer-matching program or want to become a volunteer for CRI, please contact us.