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).
Video Feature: First Look at Plans for the Proposed Obama Presidental Center Scheduled to Open in 2021
ICDHR ORGANIZATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
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 July 2017
The ICDHR has recently launched discussion sessions to attempt to find solutions to this issue (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, gives some thoughts on the growing divide between Americans of all races in the United States.
Money for College: Scholarships of Various Types Accessible Through JLV College Counseling
ICDHR Establishes Partnership with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to Assist Chicago Area At-Risk Youth
Join the ICDHR for thought provoking discussions about how we can improve race relations in
America. To participate email cbrooks@icdhr.org.
Preview a video selection of Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago. (see YouTube.com page).
ICDHR Hosts "The Black and White Divide Meetings:"
Recently former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle unveiled to the public the first look at plans for the new Obama Presidental Center scheduled to open in Chicago's Jackson Park in 2021. 
(Presidental Center Info / How You Can Donate).
Walt Whitman and the Soul Children Provides Outstanding Performance at the 49th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner on Saturday, April 1, 2017
ICDHR Encourages Supporters to Participate in "Comcast Cares Day" on Saturday, April 22, 2017
Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 22, 2017, and volunteer to make change happen on Comcast Cares Day. Come celebrate our year round commitment to service and helping to improve the quality of life in local communities where Comcast customers, viewers and employees live and work.
ICDHR has started the Youth and Law Project, which is a program to open the lines of communication between law enforcemrnt and at-risk youth. Motorola Solutions Foundation provided grant funding for the project, and partners with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). 

There are catastrophic in the news and social media of youth, often unarmed, that are killed by the police. Most of these incidents occur due to lack of understanding between youth and law enforcement officials. Many youths do not understand or have been mentored in how to interact with the police, and how their interactions are interpreted. The target audience is to focus on those youth that have the greatest chances to interact with the police before an unfortunate incident occurs.

ICDHR and NOBLE are bringing at-risk youth and law enforcement officials together to discuss and demonstrate how interactions should occur. These interactions can also involve role play to demonstrate proper for both youth and law enforcement. The most important point is to do what the police tell you to do within your rights, and file any complaints after your encounter is over (download program pamphlet).
On Comcast Cares Day 2016, a record 107,000 plus participants volunteered in 930 projects in 21 countries. Volunteer at http://www.comcastinthecommunity.com.