Harris Mentor Program: Mentor Send-Off

Mon., May 13, 2019 | 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

The Ivy Room at Tree Studios
12 East Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Please join us for our first annual Harris Mentor Program year end reception as we celebrate the end of another fantastic year to the program. The Mentor Send-Off will formally close out the mentor-mentee relationship as students approach graduation and go on to pursue social change as policy practitioners. The reception will feature a special keynote address featuring Pat Quinn, 41st Governor of Illinois well as honoring our student selected Mentor of the Year Award.

Pat Quinn - 41st Governor of Illinois - Keynote Speaker
Pat Quinn - 41st Governor of Illinois

Featured Keynote: Pat Quinn - 41st Governor of Illinois

Pat Quinn served as the 41st Governor of Illinois from January 29, 2009 to January 12, 2015. When Gov. Quinn took the oath of office, Illinois was in the midst of a triple crisis of government corruption at the highest level, budget instability, and economic collapse caused by the deepest recession since the Great Depression. Gov. Quinn navigated Illinois through each crisis. He restored integrity by enacting comprehensive ethics legislation, first-ever campaign finance contribution limits, and passing a constitutional amendment for gubernatorial recall. He also made job creation and economic growth a top priority.

Gov. Quinn took immediate action to revive the state's auto industry and enacted significant worker compensation and unemployment insurance reforms to improve the Illinois business climate. At the end of Gov. Quinn's tenure, more people were working in Illinois than at any point since 2008, and unemployment reached its lowest point in six years.

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