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									 ACCO U N T I N G CA R E E R S AWA R E N E S S P RO G R A M




CHANGING T HE FACE O F BUSINESS

        ACAP COPORATE SPONSORSHIP
            ACCOUNTING CAREERS AWARENESS PROGRAM
                           (ACAP)


                                            WHAT IS ACAP - CH ICAGO?

    ACAP stands for Accounting Careers Awareness Program. The primary objective of ACAP-Chicago is to increase the
number of minority students pursuing careers in accounting and related business areas, by heightening the awareness of
accounting, finance and business career opportunities among Chicago high school minority youth. Since a particularly small
number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native American are currently pursuing those career paths, this program
emphasizes recruiting students from these and other minority backgrounds.

                                                     BACKGROUND

    ACAP IS A NONPROFIT AND TAX EXEMPT ORGAINIZATION.

     This program was first established by the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. in 1980. This year the program
will be implemented in Chicago by the ACAP Chicago Advisory Board and NABA, Inc. - Chicago Chapter. ACAP is a four-
day and three-night residency program that teaches high school students about business etiquette, college preparation, financial
aid and other personal development techniques to assist them in attaining success in their college and professional careers. In
addition, students have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting, finance and business through
presentations, company tours and role-playing exercises. Through ACAP efforts, participating students receive the
educational enrichment experiences and practical help they need to prepare for university-level programs. Students are
selected based on a variety of factors, including letters of recommendation and student applications.



                                                           GOALS



    While ACAP’s scope is ambitious, the program’s goals are realistic. They include:

           Encourage minority students to acquire the educational background they need to major in a business-related field
            at a college or university.

           Provide early exposure to minority high school students of the career opportunities in accounting and business
            professions

           Educate students about the process in applying for admission to a college or university and financial aid.

           Provide scholarship opportunities to seniors who decide to attend college and major in accounting or finance.

           Expose students to business leaders and role models who currently work in accounting and finance professions
            and also serve as mentors throughout the conference.




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                                      SUMMER RESIDEN CY PRO GRAM

During the summer, a select group of students will have the opportunity to attend the ACAP Residency Program. These
students will have an opportunity to explore careers in accounting, finance and business. This program will introduce high
school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to accounting, finance, economics and management through a carefully tailored
curriculum. Participants will also attend sessions regarding the college application process, financial aid and scholarship
opportunities, and interviewing skills.

Chicago community business leaders will be available to share their experiences, provide tips for success and discuss
educational opportunities. Participating students will witness accounting and finance first hand through tours of CPA firms
and Chicago businesses.

ACAP will be held July 13 - 17, 2008 on the campus of DePaul University and is a fully supervised, all expense paid program
for those students selected to participate. Students receive materials, room and board, transportation to the tours, and
mentoring.




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        ACCOUNTING CAREERS AWARENESS PROGRAM (ACAP)

                                        ACAP –CHICAGO
                                   SUMMER RESIDENCY PROGRAM
                                         JULY 13-17, 2008

                                             SPONSORSHIP FORM



                                             Why do we need your support?

Due to the fact that there is no cost to students, corporate sponsorship is critical to the success of ACAP-CHICAGO. ACAP
is a non-profit organization funded by professional organizations and business leaders. The ACAP Board of Directors and
committee members are all volunteers who work in academics, corporate and public accounting. However there is a
substantial cost associated in providing this educational program, which includes meals, housing, transportation and program
materials. There are approximately 40 students who will be selected to participate in this program. A contribution of $1,000
will cover all the expenses of one student participating in this program. By sponsoring one or more students you can help
change the face of business. ACAP will recognize your generous contribution by showcasing your company name and logo in
all ACAP program material. Please review the donation letter for information regarding sponsor levels. All donations
should be mailed to the following address: NABA c/o: ACAP-Chicago, PO Box: 5395, Chicago, IL 60680.

If you would like to receive more information the following please reach out to one of the following individuals:

Pamela Borders
ACAP-Chicago
Chair
773-761-5160
borders19@aol.com.

Jennifer Smith
ACAP-Chicago
Vice-Chair
ACAPChicago@gmail.com.




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