Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TASC 10th Anniversary Benefit: The Power of After-School

George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute, will be honored by The After-School Corporation (TASC) at their 10th Anniversary Benefit: The Power of After-School on March 2, 2009.

The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Benefit Co-Chair Soledad O'Brien, CNN anchor and special correspondent.

In 1998 Mr. Soros and the Open Society Institute (OSI) founded TASC and made a $125 million investment in building a network of daily after-school programs for New York City public school children. The number of New York City children who attend such programs increased from 10,000 in 1998 to 140,000 in 2008.

Mr. Soros is being honored for his role in launching one of the most transformative private-public initiatives in New York City history, and for energizing a movement to help children in grades kindergarten through high school access daily, comprehensive after-school programs across the nation.

More information at tascorp.org
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