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Quarles & Brady’s Chicago Office Recognized For Its Support Of Urban Debate

CHICAGO, ILL. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that its Chicago office was recognized by Mutual of America for the firm’s ongoing support of the Chicago Debate Commission.

The Chicago Debate Commission received the 2013 Community Partnership Honorable Mention Award from Mutual of America. The award recognizes an organization for being an outstanding example of leadership in the facilitation of partnerships between public, private and social sector organizations to build better communities for the future. The firm received a certificate in recognition of the firm's extraordinary support of the CDC. Illinois State Senator and partner in the firm’s Chicago office Kwame Y. Raoul accepted the certificate on the firm’s behalf. Chicago partner, Christopher J. Townsend serves as a board member of the CDC and also was in attendance.

“The firm is honored to be recognized by such an outstanding organization,” said Kwame Raoul. “We enjoy working with the CDC to enhance the critical thinking, public speaking skills and knowledge of Chicago youth and look forward to continuing to build our relationship with the Chicago community.”

About Chicago Debate Commission
The CDC operates with the Chicago Debate League in partnership with Chicago Public Schools, providing competitive academic debate programming to over 10,000 students since 1997. Its mission is to advance the academic achievement and life success of Chicago’s urban youth through academic debate. Students who participate in debate gain powerful skills in reading, research, critical thinking, public policy analysis, evidence-based argumentation, civic discourse and engagement, and teamwork. In 2013-14, the CDC is serving over 1,400 students — most of them low income students of color — in 78 Chicago high schools and middle schools.