Addison Business-Education Partnership Council 2015-16

District 88 students and staff members have benefitted from the positive partnerships with local businesses and organizations through the Addison Business-Education Partnership Council.

The involvement ranges from curricular aspects such as classroom presentations, onsite job shadowing, internships and employment to fundraising opportunities, including benefit nights, sponsorships and donations.

The generosity of community members and business leaders provide District 88 students with the skills and learning experiences they need to be successful.

Launched in 2004-05, the Addison Business-Education Partnership Council meets monthly with local schools and business partners for important discussions about student achievement, parent involvement and community outreach programs.

The mission of the Addison Business-Education Partnership Council is for business professionals and education leaders to work together to provide opportunities for students in Addison to succeed inside the classroom and beyond through strengthening the relationship and partnership between education and the community.

Meeting information
When: 7:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month (excluding January, July and August)
For more information: Contact Dani Brink, District 88 Director of Community Relations, at 630-530-3989 or


2015-16 meetings

Meeting date Presenter Link to presentation Link to agenda
Sept. 2, 2015 Willowbrook Principal Dan Krause; Kristen Rosenwinkel and Pastor Stephen Swanson with St. Paul Lutheran Church Addiction seminar - September 2015 Agenda
Oct. 7, 2015 Matt Johnson, DeVry University Associate Dean of Students DeVry University presentation Agenda
Nov. 4, 2015 Jim Lombardo Sr., Addison Community Switchboard President and Coordinator Addison Community Switchboard presentation Agenda
Dec. 2, 2015 Kiran Siddiqui, Chief Operating Officer of Hamdard Healthcare, and Yasmeen Ansari, Family Physician and Medical Director of the Addison location Hamdard Healthcare presentation Agenda
Jan. 6, 2016 Nicole Cameron, Director of Early Childhood Education Services with Metropolitan Services DuPage Addison Children's Center presentation Agenda
Feb. 3, 2016 Kiki DeLuna, Director of the Henry Hyde Resource Center Henry Hyde Resource Center Agenda

March 2, 2016

Rick Poole, CPRP, Executive Director of Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) Agenda
April 6, 2016 Sam Bentsen, District 88 Director of Student Services, and Christine DiRienzo, District 88 Vocational Coordinator District 88 Special Education Program and Transition Program Agenda
May 4, 2016 FORWARD Coordinator Krystal Kleinschmidt, MPH FORWARD (Fighting Obesity Reaching healthy Weight Among Residents of DuPage) Agenda