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Contact:  Steve Worthington
Office:  319-377-8993 X108
            E-mail:  stevew@beabigcr.org
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS NAMED ONE OF THE COOLEST PLACES TO WORK BY THE CORRIDOR BUSINESS JOURNAL

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia., Thursday, May 22, 2014-  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa proud to be chosen by the Corridor Business Journal as One of the Coolest Places to Work!

"We strive to foster a positive, flexible and fun environment" said Katie Grandgeorge, Operations Director "Our open door environment encourages communication, collaboration and trust".

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 the Corridor Business Journal will formally recognize Big Brothers Big Sisters and 23 other Corridor workplaces at a breakfast held at the Cedar Rapids Marriott where the final rankings will be released.

Our agency along with the other Coolest Places to Work, will also be featured on the CBJ List of the Coolest Places to Work in the June 23 issue of the CBJ.
 
For more information, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at (319) 377-8993.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa, BeABigCR.org, provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated.  As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).  Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to facilitate the success of children living in our community by encouraging education and school attendance through providing focus in three competency areas:  Connectedness, Attendance, Resources, Extra Curricular (C.A.R.E).  Big Brothers Big Sisters has already seen that the Character Building Project is a springboard for greater success for the children served.  The Character Building Project is an initiative of Big Brothers Big Sisters to help children grow as individuals through education and exposure to a variety of competency areas.
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