It’s a boy! It’s a girl! It’s 500 boys and girls! The Michigan State family just welcomed a sizable number of new additions as the university’s Chicago-area alumni network adopted Ravenswood Elementary.
MSU’s 30,000 local alums will now throw their considerable support behind the magnet arts cluster school. Spartan alumni will engage in volunteer activities throughout the year to promote the school, strengthen its outreach to the community, help with fundraising efforts and provide student enrichment activities.
“We hope to be a transformative force for good through service to the students and staff of Ravenswood Elementary. From this day forward, our two schools share one future,” said Vic Maurer, head of the MSU Chicago Club network.
Alumni for Public Schools (APS), a Chicago-based nonprofit, played matchmaker between the two schools, with MSU’s strong fine arts department a perfect fit for Ravenswood and its emphasis on arts curriculum.