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Wendell Phillips Academy High School

Wendell Phillips Academy High School
Wendell Phillips Academy High School

This South Side Teacher Is Running A Marathon To Help Fund A STEM Department At Wendell Phillips — And Companies Are Stepping Up To Help

Ahead of his May 15 marathon to create a science and engineering hub at the Bronzeville high school, teacher Michael Mancini isn't just training for the 26.2-mile run — he's connecting with local businesses to make his vision a reality.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

A Bronzeville Teacher Organized A Marathon To Fundraise For His School. His Goal: $250K For A STEM Department

English teacher and strength coach Michael Mancini — who never used to run more than a quarter-mile — will run 26.2 miles through Bronzeville to try to raise $250,000 for a STEM and computer science department.

Bronzeville, Near South Side