Ryan Banks Academy in the Media
March 2018 Featured in Chicago Woman Magazine
March 2018 Interviewed on Microsoft TV: Big Shoulders – Valerie Groth, Executive Life Coach and Motivational Speaker and Workshop Facilitator at Valerie Groth LLC and Founder of the Ryan Banks Academy
December 2017 RBA Founder, Val Groth, published a book entitled “The Power of the Possible: The Dire State of Inner City Education and One Woman’s Revolution to Fix It”
November 2017 Featured as a “Comcast Changemaker”
September 2017 RBA Founder, Val Groth, chosen as top “Chicago Inno on Fire” finalist
April 2017 Hosted an event with actor/comedian Jeff Garlin
April 2017 Featured on the Roe Conn radio show
April 2017 Featured on the Eric and Kathy radio show
April 2017 Featured on Windy City Live
April 2017 Featured on WGN TV
April 2017 Hosted an event with comedian/actor Jeff Garlin
December 2016 State finalist in the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow contest
November 2016 RBA Founder, Valerie Groth, referenced in a Chicago Tribune article about innovative education initiatives: “She’s right on the cusp of building something that I think is going to disrupt a lot.”
May 2016 RBA Founder was chosen out of almost 1,000 applicants to be a part of the I Am Chicago campaign which looked for “dynamic trail blazers and game changers who embody the passion and innovation of Chicago”; this was a national campaign that included print and digital media as well as being featured on a double decker bus.
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