About Us

The Glenview Mentoring Program is the brainchild of the Young Professionals Group, a segment of Glenview’s Chamber of Commerce. It’s a micro-mentoring program that invites young people to spend time learning about a specific profession, field of work, or line of business. Offering options for animal lovers,  numbers people, the mechanically inclined,  and more, the program is an investment in the community’s growth and well-being.
If you’re a student, what are you waiting for? Dive into our list of options.
If you’re a parent or teacher, learn more about what we do.
Why we do it

Positive Exposure = Opportunity

The Village of Glenview is a community that takes pride in supporting and investing in the stability and well-being of its inhabitants. There is no better way of doing this than helping to co-create a positive future for our youth.


How does it work?

Parents, counselors, and teachers who feel they might have a student in need of motivation and perspective, can search through a database of participating local business who will offer an hour or two of their time to help micro-mentor a young person from the community.

Recently Joined Member

Ms. Karen M. Patterson

Attorney at Law Karen M. Patterson, P.C.
Work 2400 Ravine Way, Suite 200 Cook Glenview Illinois 60025 U.S.A. Website: Contact Mentor
Photo of Ms. Karen M. Patterson

Biographical Info

I am an sole practitioner specializing in residential real estate transactions for the last twenty-five years.  I graduated Glenbrook South High School, attended Indiana University in Bloomington for my undergraduate degree in a double major of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and received my Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  I serve on the Glenview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, am a member of the Glenview Optimists Club and the Working Committee of Character Counts in Glenview, and serve on various boards and committees at Glenview Community Church.  I live in Glenview, am married and have two teenagers at Glenbrook South High School.

There are many various areas of business that an attorney can contribute.  These include, but are not limited to, working in the governmental sector as a local, state, or federal prosecutor or public defender, FBI agent, CIA agent, or other positions in government, in the private sector as a member of a large, medium, small or sole practitioner law firm performing litigation or commercial transactional work, in the corporate setting serving as corporate counsel and/or in the legal department for a specific business, work as an advocate for a non-for-profit organization and/or lobbyist, or be a teacher in a high school, college, university or law school.

Some of the core characteristics one should possess in order to be a successful attorney include the ability to look at a problem or situation from many different angles and perspectives, the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, and the desire to work with people at their most vulnerable, since most clients are coming to an attorney as a result of being involved in a dispute or a situation that they are not familiar with.  They are looking for competent guidance and counsel which the attorney can provide.

Categories: People Person, Political, Teaches Others

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