CHICAGO, July 27, 2016 — For many nonprofits, a lack of financial resources and access to qualified contractors hampers their ability to repair or improve their facility. In an effort to address these challenges, and to help revitalize low-income homes and communities across the country, Rebuilding Together created Give Back Day, a program that matches corporate sponsors with nonprofit facilities in need, while providing a setting for employees to work together to serve their communities.
On July 27, 2016, CNA’s 100 interns will participate in a Give Back Day at YOUth CAN Chicago. This volunteer project is part of CNA’s Intern Week, which brings together students from diverse colleges and universities to take part in an array of activities that includes a philanthropic event, panel discussions and presentation of their capstone project results.
“One of the most meaningful aspects of CNA's summer internship is the participants ability to volunteer in the communities where we live and work,” said Sarah Pang, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Community Involvement, CNA. “Through the classroom and community involvement, the interns gain an understanding that positive business results and community involvement are both attributes of a successful company. We hope this stays with them throughout their careers in insurance.”
YOUth CAN was founded in 1984 as a computer training center, and in the years since has served more than 4,000 students. Today, the center focuses on enriching the academic, cultural and social development of disadvantaged youth through academic assistance and programs in computer technology, art and music. The center also serves veterans’ groups and other community organizations.
Earlier this year, CNA partnered with the National Roofing Contractors Association in a Give Back Day at YOUth CAN Chicago to celebrate National Roofing Week and to share the good deeds of the roofing industry.
“We are excited and honored to return to Chicago's Austin neighborhood to once again join with YOUth CAN Chicago in their mission to inspire and support youth and their families to reach their full potential. Our interns and employees are inspired and strengthened through involvement with YOUth CAN Chicago,” Pang added.
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||CNA’s enterprise interns participate in
Rebuilding Together Give Back Day
||Wednesday, July 27, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT
||YOUth CAN Chicago
5090 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60644
Public Relations and Social Responsibility
312-822-5167 or 312-834-6091
To learn more about CNA’s commitment to the community, please visit www.cna.com/socialresponsibility. For more information about Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, please visit www.rebuildingtogether-chi.com.
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Brandon Davis, 312-822-5167 / 312-834-6091
Sarah Pang, 312-822-6394 / 312-607-5544