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Encore Cafe

February 26 @ 10:40 am - 12:15 pm

| $15

The Encore Café Welcomes Dan McGrath!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dan McGrath has undergone an interesting career transition from big-city journalist to inner-city educator. A Chicago native and a product of Leo High School on the South Side, McGrath has enjoyed a long career in journalism. He spent the 25 years traversing the country, working for in newspapers in six cities, including Sacramento, San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York. In 1996 he returned to Chicago to take over as sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, a position he would hold for 13 years.

He left the Tribune after its sale in 2009 and was invited to serve as the President of Leo High School. Mr. McGrath has succeeded in stabilizing enrollment, improving school finances and raising Leo’s public profile. With support from a remarkably generous alumni network and talented, dedicated faculty and staff, Leo stands as an oasis of learning and a beacon of hope at 79th and Sangamon, proudly serving the Auburn-Gresham community many residents, businesses and even churches chose to abandon over the years.

We welcome Mr. McGrath and look forward to his insights into the value and necessity of quality education in inner-city neighborhoods, Catholic education in particular. Leo draws
the majority of its student population from underserved communities, but Mr. McGrath believes the values it imparts and the safe, nurturing learning environment it provides are the keys to Leo’s success.

About the Encore Cafe

More an experience than a place, the Encore Cafe seeks to bring together adult men and women, single and married, for a good meal, great conversation, and the best fellowship! All are welcome.

Your morning at the Encore Cafe will begin with a catered breakfast buffet followed by a thought provoking presentation by an inspiring guest speaker. And there’s always time for that great conversation at tables!

10:40 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

11:10 a.m. Welcome

11:15 a.m. Presentation

12:15 a.m. Program Ends

The Encore Café takes place in the Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, 711 W. Monroe Street.

$15 per person, reservations are required.

In order for us to offer you our best hospitality we ask that you please make your reservation for the Encore Cafe by calling Encore volunteer Marion O’Connell at 312.819.7453 no later than Wednesday, February 22, 2016.  Or take advantage of our online registration and payment option at www.signmeup.com/118823.  Thanks!


February 26
10:40 am - 12:15 pm
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Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center
711 W. Monroe
Chicago, 60661 United States
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