Rockford University discusses how their small school allows for 1 on 1 work with students & professors. With new buildings, new majors & travel abroad, students should look at the high academic standards at Rockford University." />
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Eric Fulcomer, Rockford University discusses how their small school allows for 1 on 1 work with students & professors. With new buildings, new majors & travel abroad, students should look at the high academic standards at Rockford University.
Walter Burnett, City of Chicago discusses the merging of two schools, Jenner & Ogden. Instead of closing these schools, blending them together will create a whole new culture. This mutually beneficial merger is a win win for the community.
Shefali Trivedi, Giving DuPage discusses how donating blood or volunteering at a food pantry all makes a big difference. The Do Good DuPage campaign hopes to have 150,000 volunteer & their website aids in volunteer connections.
Matthew O'Shea, City of Chicago discusses the message that "we support those who support us". This pancake breakfast fundraiser to replace bulletproof vests which only last 5 years, shows that we want to protect the Police who protect us.
Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Instituto del Progreso Latino discusses empowering through education with services including education innovation, careers & opportunities for HS students. With a focus on future careers, & service to over 6,000 families annually.
Kevin Cherep, Chicago Youth Centers discusses their 61 years of helping youth through development programs. With a focus on pathways to skills, & esteem programs, they serve over 1400 kids and 700 family members by providing kids opportunities.
According to the International Labor Organization, 27 million people are involved in human trafficking. Laurel Bellows of the American Bar Association's Human Trafficking Task Force addresses this growing trend. To learn more, visit the American Bar Association on the web at www.ambar.org/trafficking
More than 20 million Americans cope with vision loss, and that number is growing due to baby boomers reaching retirement age and beyond and higher survival rates for premature babies, many with multiple disabilities. Paul Schroeder of American Foundation for the Blind discusses efforts to be sure that technology is accessible to this population.
Schroeder stated, "Vision loss...can be very tough and it is difficult for people to adjust to. Most people lose their site... as they are aging."
Visit American Foundation for the Blind at www.AFB.org.