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Good News: February 14, 2020

Welcome to Good News! In this space we feature positive stories of community impact and development, relevant to the areas Metropolitan serves or the programs we offer.

Author Gives 400 Copies Of ‘Lily The Wealth Builder’ To Rogers Park Students, Promotes Financial Literacy
Block Club Chicago
In a series of school visits in Rogers Park last week, the New York-based children’s author, RoHiKa Hardas, read from and handed out 400 copies of “Lily Goes to the Bank,” the first book in her Lily the Wealth Builder series. The book series seeks to teach kids the basics of how money works and, eventually, how to become financially secure.

Students Build a Brighter Future With ComEd for Black History Month
Chicago Defender
The future of energy requires fresh perspective and diverse talent to tackle evolving challenges. This Black History Month, ComEd is holding its fifth-annual Solar Spotlight program to help power this future, working with African-American high school students from across the communities ComEd serves to explore STEM fields through hands-on, educational projects.

My Block, My Hood, My City Helps South Siders Ditch The Currency Exchange, Get Bank Accounts Of Their Own
Block Club Chicago
Armed with a clipboard of surveys and a table full of coffee and doughnuts, My Block, My Hood, My City founder Jahmal Cole and a small team of volunteers set up shop in front of a Chatham currency exchange, ready to spread the message of financial empowerment Saturday morning.