on the school shootings that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this spring (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks takes a "hard look" at the current division that our country has regarding gun rights based
Money for College: Scholarships of Various Types Accessible Through JLV College Counseling
ICDHR Honored by the Board of Commissioners of Cook County Illinois for "Outstanding Proclamation of Service"
On Thursday, April 24, 2018 the ICDHR was honored by Cook County Board of Commissioners President, Toni Preckwinkle with a "Proclamation of Service" for the work that the organization does in the Chicago metro area. Presentations were provided by ICDHR board members, which received praise from Commissioner Preckwinkle
On Saturday, April 7, 2018 the ICDHR and Illinois community leaders gathered at the Chicago Northwest Marriott Hotel in Hoffman Estates Illinois to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On January 15, 2018, had he lived, Dr. King would have turned 89 years of age.
Event attendees also took part in our "silent auction" to raise funds to send students to college.
Apple Watch Series 3 (James Lincoln)
Southwest Airlines tickets (John Eilering)
Apple iPad (John Burgess)
7 day Caribbean Cruise (Marion Office)
Northwest Marriott Weekend Hotel Package (Ryan Valodz)
Event Recap: ICDHR 50th Annual Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 7th, 2018
ICDHR ORGANIZATIONAL HIGHLIGHT
He was only 39 years of age when he was killed in Memphis Tennessee. The event also marked ICDHR's return to the site where the dinner started 50 years ago. The VIP guest list included:
Randall Woodfin (Keynote speaker and 30th Mayor of the City of Birmingham Alabama)
John R. Burgess (Chicago area management consulting leader and receipent of the ICDHR Dr. King Lifetime Achievement Award)
Brandon Marshall (Denver Broncons NFL Linebacker and receipent of the ICDHR Courage Award)
SAVE THE DATE: The 51st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Commemoration Dinner will be held on March 30, 2019 at the Chicago Northwest Marriott in Hoffman Estates Illinois.
The "Black and White Divide" initiative is a group of workshops throughout the year reaching out to mayors, clergy, educators and persons of interest to identify problems that lead to division and also lead to successes.
For more information and/or scheduled workshop dates contact ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde H. Brooks at (708) 772-8752 or via email at email@example.com.
Silent Auction Winners for 50th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Celebration
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).
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).
ICDHR to Continue to Sponsor the "Black and White Divide" Workshops to Community Organizations in 2018
ICDHR has partnered with the Motorola Solutions Foundation and other groups to create the "Youth and the Law Project." Due to the divide between African-American and Hispanic minority youth and police, the primary goal of this project is to teach youth how to interface with police on the streets.