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).
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 December 2017
attacks," and why continued discussions about the racial divide as we near the year 2018 (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks reflects on one of America's troubling events that happened in the year of 2017, "The Charlottesville Virginia
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- ICDHR Chairman extends peace activities in South

- December 2017 Black and White workshop: 8th of 12
  planned workshops.

- Regular meeting of King Remembrance Planning

- ICDHR Chairman asked to serve as the Keynote
  Speaker at five universities and churches scheduled
  for January 2018.

- Youth and Law Project extended to Maywood.

- ICDHR declares "Yes Now" theme throughout
  Metropolitan Chicago to emphasize the importance
  of maintaining positive activities about diversity and
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 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 In 2018
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 email, or call 1-708-772-8752.
ICDHR to Hold 50th Annual Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, April 7th, 2018
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.