NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that Rowe Elementary School was named a Merit Finalist in the 2014 Community Partnership Award competition.
Since 1891, the Northwestern University Settlement Association has nurtured, educated and inspired children, families and seniors in Chicago's needy West Town community. In 2008, Northwestern Settlement partnered with John and Jeanne Rowe and others to create Rowe Elementary School, a charter school with a visionary approach to fostering educational success.
Rowe's mission is to prepare students to successfully graduate college. From college tours that begin in kindergarten to college-prep coaching, children are given resources, tools and encouragement to help them reach their fullest potential. Rowe currently serves 700 scholars in grades K–7. Importantly, parents have access to Northwestern Settlement's education, social services and arts programs.
"Rowe is among the best of Chicago's public and charter schools," said Ron Manderschied, President of Northwestern Settlement. "We look forward to expanding our program further, using a holistic approach to education to help other charter schools prepare their students to successfully navigate the road to college graduation."
About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 190 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.
"All of the 2014 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."
About Mutual of America
Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and related services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.
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