Hard Cover 30th Anniversary Party Recap

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CTVN geared up to broadcast their live 601 taping of the Hard Cover show. (Photo credit: Muamer Celik)

By Lauren Johnson, CTVN

Community TV Network (CTVN), celebrated their 30th anniversary of Hard Cover: Voices and Visions of Chicago’s Youth on Oct. 20, 2016.


Michael Hannan of Alternative Schools Network, graciously accepts the BFF Award from Denise Zaccardi, executive director of CTVN. (Photo credit: Muamer Celik)

Through ticket sales and sponsors, CTVN was able to raise $5,000 for their program.

Mary Mitchell, journalist and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, attended the event as our keynote speaker.

The event had live performers, food and drinks, and remarkable decor suitable to commemorate the work done by CTVN students. The anniversary welcomed approximately 40 people as well as staff and past/ current participants of the youth program.

Many awards were distributed during the event, one notable mention was Michael Hannan, program development coordinator of Alternative Schools Network. Hannan was given the BFF Award for his training of the video instructors as well as being a reliable asset to the CTVN team.

Click here to see and relive Hard Cover’s 30th anniversary party by visiting our Facebook page. Make sure to give a shout out to our photographer and talented CTVN & After School Matters instructor, Muamer Celik.

Special thanks to all the CTVN board members, especially Jamie Ceaser, Chicago television producer, who helped produce our live anniversary show.

For more information on the CTVN 30th anniversary or to support our program, visit: http://www.ctvnetwork.org/support/give-now/.


Current and past students of Hard Cover and CTVN are all smiles while attending the taping of the 30th anniversary party. (Photo credit: Muamer Celik)

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