40th Annual Scholarship

Banquet & Fundraiser

40th annual scholarship banquet & fundraiser

As of now this year’s 40th Annual Scholarship Banquet has been postponed until we get the rules and regulations for a banquet event.  It is our intention to have something to honor those who began Project Education Plus. Please still consider donating to PEP today so that we can resume as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Forty years ago, Vince Carter, Anne Gaddis, Louise Rhine, Rose Rhine, Lynette Smith, Marliyn Townsend, Wanda Triplet with assistance from Jesse White spearheaded a group of parents and community leaders to create opportunities for young people in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood to improve academics, develop life skills, and promote participation in sports. The organization,appropriately named, Project Education Plus (PEP), gave hope to hundreds of young people and changed the trajectory of their lives. 

Today PEP continues to provide service and resources for the greater Chicagoland area that also includes senior citizen programming, holiday support for low-income families, college and career preparation and scholarships.

Can’t Make it? You can still donate to

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Help support the PEP Scholarship Banquet & Fundraiser by donating below.

Contact the Executive Director, Vince Carter, at (312) 520-0905 for more information about our Chicago Demons Basketball Program.