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Berwyn C.A.R.E.S. (Citizens Aligned to Renew Education for Students) is a community-based organization created to unite residents interested in renewing and sustaining an enthusiasm, interest and passion for the education system in Berwyn.  Since 2006, C.A.R.E.S. has established itself as the leading resource for up-to-date, reputable information on Berwyn's District 98, 100, & 201 schools. C.A.R.E.S. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID #20-4959800).

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Our Board

Members in good standing nominate and then vote to elect members to the Board of Directors at C.A.R.E.S. annual meeting.  The 2012 Board of Directors are:

Robert Pauly, President
Marie Kieskowski, Secretary
Mark Titzer, Treasurer

Andres Avila, Partnerships and Community Alliances Committee Co-Chair
Susan Crowe, Community Events Co-Chair
Deanna Durica, Partnerships and Community Alliances Committee Co-Chair
Debbie Durrer, Communications Committee Chair
Diego Estrella, Membership Committee Co-Chair
Charles Juister, Membership Committee Co-Chair
Amanda Mansk-Perryman, Membership Committee Co-Chair
Gloria Mitchell, Communications Committee Chair
Ana Rios, Education Committee Co-Chair
Shelley Titzer, Education Committee Co-Chair

Our Goals

C.A.R.E.S. is focused on serveral goals to help encourage more family and community involvement in Berwyn's educational system:

  • Support effective communications from the community to the schools and from the schools to the community.
  • Promote a positive public image for Berwyn's educational system as a way to recruit and sustain community and family involvement.
  • Create opportunities for the community to be involved in the school or school programs.
  • Provide funding and resources for students and teachers through the C.A.R.E.S. scholarship fund.

What We Do

Berwyn C.A.R.E.S. takes an active role in our community by identifying and promoting opportunities to enrich the learning environment for our community's children. We do so in the following ways:

  • Advise the community about the education system and advise the school districts about community concerns and opportunities.
  • Educate parents about what they can do to help their children succeed in school.
  • Enable teachers, students and staff through volunteers, grants, etc., to continually improve our school system.
  • Mobilize talented community members to help enhance in-classroom experiences.

Berwyn C.A.R.E.S. may be contacted by clicking here or via our mailing address:

Berwyn C.A.R.E.S.
PO BOX 397
Berwyn, IL  60402
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