Caroline Blackwood

Chicago’s ChiCommunity Team, a volunteer committee that helps organize opportunities for employees to give back to our local community, jumped on the excitement of March Madness and created our very own Gogo Sweet Sixteen Charity Tournament bracket to help raise money for local Chicago charities. The team asked employees to nominate local charities, and then randomly paired them with NCAA teams that made it to the Sweet Sixteen. As the NCAA teams progressed through the tournament, so did our charities! Take a look at the bracket below.

Ultimately, Spark Chicago (partnered with Texas Tech) and Cara Chicago (paired with Virginia) made it to the Finals. Employees celebrated the culmination of the tournament with a sweet treat and made donations to the final two charities.

We can’t thank every Gogo employee that participated and donated enough! We love working for a company that lives its values every day and not only strives to improve experiences for passengers inflight, but also those in our local communities. We’re always looking for people to join us on this mission. See current openings here:

More about Cara Chicago and Spark Chicago:

Cara Chicago helps people affected by poverty, and often the challenges of recovery, domestic violence, episodic homelessness, and incarceration, to get and keep quality jobs, and more importantly, rebuild hope, self-esteem and opportunity for themselves and their families in the process.

Spark Chicago helps middle school students understand, experience, and pursue what’s possible for their futures through one-of-a-kind Career Exploration program that is facilitated through a passionate network of volunteer mentors.

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