Clear Channel Announcement
July 22, 2013 Chicago, IL—Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago, one of the largest Chicago radio
broadcasters with close to 5 million weekly radio listeners, highlighted A Safe Haven Foundation as one of its
Charity Media Partners at its annual community breakfast on July 17th in downtown Chicago. The event brought
together over 200 local leaders, partners, nonprofit organizations and prominent government officials
including The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago; Garry McCarthy, Superintendent, Chicago Police Department; Robyn Wheeler Grange, District Director for the Office of U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush; and Cherita Logan, District Director for the Office of U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis to show support for Clear Channel Chicago’s commitment to the local community.
“We are thrilled to be one of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago’s partners,” said Neli Vazquez-
Rowland, co-founder and president of A Safe Haven Foundation. “With their unique support and their powerful
microphones, the message of helping the homeless will be amplified in many ways, including helping those
individuals and families in need hear about our work and to find us to get the support they need to get back
on their feet. It will also serve as a great way to help us reach out to those who are looking for ways to make a difference and a measurable impact on the lives of others. By working together to raise awareness, inspire and
transform the lives of those that are poverty-stricken and homeless, towards becoming positive, independent
and productive members of society, our collective success will be inevitable. There is no question, that with Clear Channel’s participation, together with our other intentional and committed public/private partners, our work will pay dividends to families and communities for years to come.”
A Safe Haven was selected among hundreds of worthy causes as one of Clear Channel’s 2013 charitable media partners. Clear Channel Chicago’s 2013 partners will receive in-kind media from July 1, 2013 through June 30,
2014. “Community involvement is a longstanding tradition within the radio industry, and at Clear Channel it is one that we take seriously as individuals and as a collective group,” said Earl Jones, Market President of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago. “We are continually impressed by the passion and commitment of all of our local partners that dedicate their careers to improve the lives of Chicago residents and we are privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate with each of them.”
The event, hosted by on-air radio personalities, Nina Chantele and Doug Banks, marked the second annual
breakfast organized by Clear Channel Chicago with the intent to explore the impact that Clear Channel
Communities, the community engagement division of the company, has made through its 2012 Chicago-based
community programs and also set the path for the remainder of 2013.
“Thank you Clear Channel for partnering with many of the same organizations that the city partners with—all of
which bring together and make up the Chicago community,” said The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of
About A Safe Haven Foundation
A Safe Haven is a social business enterprise non-profit that partners with a network of public private partnerships to help people aspire, transform, and sustain their lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. A Safe Haven provides the tools for over 5,000 people a year through a network of over 28 locations to help each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic, scalable model. A Safe Haven’s visible social and economic impact unites families, stabilizes neighborhoods, and creates vibrant, viable communities in a sustainable manner.