Danny Chacon, City Year Chicago Impact Manager and Alumnus spoke with WTTW11's Brandis Friedman about his experience as an AmeriCorps member and impact manager at City Year Chicago. The interview aired on Saturday, September 24, 2014 as part of PBS's American Graduate Day programming. Danny served on the Microsoft team at John Hope College Preparatory Academy and now serves as the team's Impact Manager.
About American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen:
American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen is a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help local communities across the country address the dropout crisis. CPB, in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is working with public media stations nationwide, including regions where the dropout crisis is most acute, to raise awareness of the issue and coordinate action with community partners – all with the goal of helping students stay on course to graduate from high school.