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May 03, 2013

Antony Greenhow, a senior at Proviso East High School (PEHS) and Maywood resident, plans to pursue a psychology degree at Southern Illinois University. Common Roots Initiative (CRI) awarded Greenhow its $1,000 Spring 2013 Student Scholarship to help him achieve that goal.  This is the fourth consecutive $1,000 scholarship CRI has provided since the charity began giving financial assistance to students and educators in 2012.  

     “Although all of the applicants showed that they have bright futures ahead of them, Mr. Greenhow stood out from the crowd,” said Jennifer Cassell, CRI’s secretary and 2013 Scholarship Committee chair. The committee commended Greenhow’s vision for his future career path, outstanding grades, and dedication to extracurricular activities. 
     CRI is planning to hold a ceremony/fundraiser this summer to honor Greenhow and Edward Beidas , a PEHS physics teacher and the latest CRI Teacher Scholarship recipient.
     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.