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EXTRAORDINARY! Celebrating our CARE volunteers’ hard work and dedication to BSD2 students

CARE LogoFor 28 years and counting, BSD2 CARE volunteers have been helping students refine skills they’re being taught by their classroom teachers. They give just one hour of their time each week to mentor Pre-Kindergarten to eighth-grade students in reading, math, science, and other subjects.

This year, more than 240 CARE volunteers provided more than 6,800 hours of academic support, in some way impacting the lives of almost every BSD2 student.

That’s extraordinary!

District 2 celebrated its CARE volunteers’ service during a special thank you luncheon held Tuesday, May 21, at Salt Creek Golf Club.

During the luncheon, the District recognized CARE mentor Todd Sitzer, Vice President for Human Resources at Semblex Corporation, for 25 years of volunteer service in the CARE program. It recognized  Marlene Albiani, the mother of CARE Coordinator Lara Schwarz, for 20 years of service, too. 

The District also honored two local college students for their outstanding service as CARE volunteers – Grace McCormick from Elmhurst University and Tessa Sheeks from College of Dupage. 

Key CARE partners, such as Bensenville Community Public Library, College of DuPage, Elmhurst University, Fenton High School, and Semblex Corporation, were also thanked for their ongoing support of CARE.

To volunteer with CARE or for more information, please contact Lara Schwarz, Community Liaison and CARE, at 630-766-2605, ext. 3202 or