Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 13, 2019, for the 31st Annual Spring Fling at the Merchandise Mart benefiting The John Buck Company Foundation and VOCEL. For additional information about the event, please contact Spring Fling Coordinator, Donna Wright, at (312) 441-4105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded to bring exemplary education opportunities to underserved communities in Chicago, VOCEL reconceptualizes early learning during children’s most formative years (0–3 years) through innovative, two-generational programming. VOCEL’s Child Parent Academy is a scalable preschool-readiness and parent support program that builds key social-emotional and language skills in children and equips parents to be effective teachers. Through VOCEL’s program young children and their parents learn side-by-side fostering social connections and capital among a community of peers. VOCEL’s focus on continuous, strategic innovation ensures that children build a foundation for future academic learning while empowering their parents/caregivers with key child development knowledge to help their children succeed. Given the community need, VOCEL aims to scale its program and to impact over 800 families in the next three years.
Spring Fling is unique to The John Buck Company and is now the leading springtime charity celebration in the Chicago Real Estate community. Over the past 30 years, Spring Fling has raised more than $13 million for Chicago non-profit organizations. What started as a few hundred dollars in a baseball cap among 6 people has evolved into premier springtime event with over 2,600 attendees each year.