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Never let a tragedy go to waste

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Hadiya Pendleton's mother, Cleopatra, and brother, Nathaniel, Jr.

Hadiya Pendleton’s mother, Cleopatra, and brother, Nathaniel, Jr.

Murdered CPS student Hadiya Pendleton’s family is moving forward with plans for an anti-violence foundation in her honor. Bless their efforts – we hope this project gives them some measure of comfort.

According to the Tribune, othersĀ  are looking to see how they can get involved, too, though motivation in some of these cases may be more complicated:

Along with Emanuel and the Obamas, other high-profile people have reached out, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Shayne Evans, director of the University of Chicago Charter Schools.

Fifth-grader Nathaniel Pendleton, Jr., currently attends CPS’s Donoghue Elementary School.

As Rahm likes to say, never let a crisis go to waste.

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