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Newsradio WBBM: Non-profit provides basic supplies to CPS students

“We have many many willing partners that are in this space working with people across the region to source items that families need.”

CIS of Chicago’s Chief of Innovation and Communications, Bartholomew St. John, chatted with WBBM’s Nancy Harty about his organization’s growing work in helping CPS students and families access essential needs items like hygiene products and school supplies.

During the 2021-22 academic year alone, about 8,600 families benefitted from these types of resources. St. John expects that trend to continue this year.

Listen to the story here