The Marketing Research Education Foundation (MREF) is a new charitable orgnization dedicated to the education of children. MREF is funding projects that promise to improve education worldwide, and will seek to unite researchers from around the world to help, whether through teaching, building a school, installing computer libraries or simply reading to children. With these efforts, MREF hopes to transform the lives of children through education, thus improving the well-being of communities around the world.
At CRC, MREF is sponsoring a field trip for a one hour tour the facility of its latest grant recipient, the SouthSide Early Childhood Center (SSECC) in St. Louis.
To register for this event, please complete this form. There is no charge, with lunch and bus transportation included.
The SSECC was founded in 1886 to provide high quality preschool daycare and education to under-privileged children. Today, the SSECC’s mission is to nurture, educate and inspire children and families in a diverse and inclusive environment promoting healthy development and a strong foundation for success
On Tuesday, October 6th, MREF will award a $5,000 grant to the SSECC for curriculum development. Katie Rahn, Executive Director, and Mary Jane Driscoll, Director of Donor Relations, will represent the SSECC when the grant is made on Tuesday at 8:30 AM during CRC.
On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 conference attendees will be bused to an 11 AM to Noon tour of the SouthSide Early Childhood Center which is located at 2101 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis.
After the tour, lunch will be served at the 1111 Mississippi Restaurant which is at 1111 Mississippi St., St. Louis.
After lunch, attendees will be provided transportation to the St. Louis airport.
The Wednesday, October 7th bus schedule is:
- 9:45 AM CRC ends for Research Providers
- 10:45 AM Tour pick-up at the main entrance to the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel (The Conference Hotel)
- 11:00 AM Arrival at the SouthSide Early Childhood Center (SSECC)
- 12:15 PM Depart the SSECC for the 1111 Mississippi Restaurant
- 12:30 PM Lunch
- 1:30 PM Depart 1111 Mississippi for the St. Louis International airport
- 2:00 PM Airport arrival (Tour attendees may store their luggage on the bus.)
MREF looks forward showing everyone the worthwhile organization that its $5,000 St. Louis area educational grant supports.
Join us to learn about this worthy cause, MREF's continuing work, and stay tuned for further details!