Video Career Focus: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers are Recommended for Graduating High School Students
STEM careers have become the "driving force" for the U.S. economy in recent years, therefore it is important that families encourage their children to pursue STEM educational opportunities to obtain the jobs of the future.

Website visitors can view YouTube STEM videos to see the importance of this field (view more).
Rev. Clyde H. Brooks Joins Korea International Peace Mission in Seoul, South Korea 
Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. We have information about college scholarships and contests through JLV College Counseling. Brief info about each scholarship is listed. Students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites for further details about eligibility and requirements (view scholarships).
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ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for November 2017
of America and the national anthem. Discussion about this topic has increased between all races (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, gives some thoughts on the growing commentary throughout the country about the flag of the United States 
Money for College: Scholarships of Various Types Accessible Through JLV College Counseling
ICDHR to Hold 50th Annual Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, April 7th, 2018
The project's goal is to assist youth with interfacing  with police on the streets, thereby, decreasing conflicts between these two groups. Role play
between police and youth show proper behaviors for both youth and law enforcement (download pamphlet).
ICDHR Chairman, Rev. Clyde Brooks, joined delegates as part of a delegation, attending the International Peace Mission in Seoul, South Korea. Discussions and delegate visits to the DMZ zone were informative and helped to clarify key issues that could lead to peace.
ICDHR Joins International Day of Peace Activities
The Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations supported the Women’s Conference of the American Clergy Leadership Conference in a one-day conference to examine methods for advancing peace across the world.  The theme of the conference was “Peace Begins with Me.” Rev. Clyde Brooks, ICDHR Chairman, was the keynote speaker.
ICDHR and Western Illinois University Dean to Lead Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 2018
Under the leadership of Dr. Sterling Saddler (pictured above), Western Illinois University Dean of Education and Human Services and Chairman of the King Planning Committee in Macomb Illinois, the first major salute to and remembrance of the life and work of Dr. King will be held  in January 2018.  Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, ICDHR Chairman, will serve as the keynote speaker (View Dr. Saddler bio).
ICDHR Youth and the Law Project Continues
On January 15, 2018, had he lived, Dr. King would have turned 89 years of age. He was only 39 years of age when he was killed, standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, fighting for the rights of garbage workers in Memphis Tennessee. The date was April 4, 1968.
Invited speakers include the Mayor of Houston Texas, the Honorable Sylvester Turner, Ken Frazier (CEO of MERCK Pharmaceutical), Congressment John Lewis and Elijah Cummings and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

For more information about this event, send email to, or call 1-708-772-8752. The public is invited.
Since that time ICDHR has held an annual event designed to keep Dr. King's dream of justice and equality alive. Community leaders from across the State of Illinois will gather on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel in Hoffman Estates to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's death, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the start of these annual remembrances of Dr. King.