2009 PR News CSR Awards, Honorable Mentions: Corporate-Community Partnership

Evanston Township High School School-Based Health Center

Faking a sick day is a bit harder for students at Evanston Township High School in Illinois than it is for other students as the high school has its own school-based health center for its 3,000 students. The center was opened in 1996 as an ambulatory health care department of NorthShore University HealthSystems. In 2007-2008 NorthShore contributed $378,000 which paved the way for the 2,624 visits made by 853 high school students and 221 visits made by 161 elementary students.

IDA Five Year Anniversary

Energy Corporation's Mid South IDA Initiative is showing no signs of slowing down as it reaches its fifth year of existence. Over the past five years, IDA has fought hard to expand wealth-building opportunities in low-income and asset-poor populations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and southeast Texas. When the initiative was launched there were only six IDA programs in the region; now there are more than 60. The IDA program has raised $1.9 million dollars since its initial funding.

Impact ­ A Commitment to Taking Bright Minds Futher

PricewaterhouseCoopers set out to assist young African-American high school students in achieving post-secondary education through after school workshops and guidance sessions. So far Impact has set up stations in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Washington that serve approximately 155 high schools and community and faith-based organizations.

Discovery Education & Science Channel ­ Science Matters!

With Science Matters! Discovery Education & Science Channel set out to engage and challenge middle school students to identify and share relevant connections between science and their own lives. Discovery Education and Science Channel provided teachers in participating markets with a sample kit that included a Teacher's Guide and a science-themed DVD for in-classroom use. The grand prize-winning team, the Sutter Science Club from Sutter Middle School in Sacramento, CA, was awarded $25,000 to help build a dream science classroom for their school.