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." />
Creating Lifelong Learners- 5:15
with Karina Ayala-Bermejo of the Instituto del Progreso Latino
Posted Feb 15, 2018
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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.
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.
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.
Jorge Perez, Ensemble Espanol discusses the 100th birthday celebration of Jose Grenco during the American Spanish Dance & Music Festival. Founded in 1976, they serve 30,000 kids ages 4-84 annually and bring Spanish dance to the schools.
There are an estimated 12 to 14 million working age males who are ex-offenders. For this population, finding employment can be a challenge. Applicants with criminal records receive 50 percent less offers for entry level jobs compared to those without records, and for African American former inmates, that statistic jumps to 64 percent. Harry Alford, President of the National Black Chamber of Commerce discusses workforce development and over-criminalization.
Alford stated, "Supposedly, they have been rehabilitated and are going back into society, but society doesn't want them, in essence rejects them, because of that past. I think we need to be a little more forgiving and give some second chances out there."
Visit the National Black Chamber of Commerce at www.nationalbcc.org or www.Facebook.com/NationalBCC or follow at www.Twitter.com/NationalBCC.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation seeks to create positive change for youths in under-served communities, focusing on youth development and mentorship. To learn more, visit the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation on the web at www.theMalcolmJenkinsFoundation.org
The National Mall is America's front yard. Caroline Cunningham of the Trust for the National Mall discusses ongoing efforts to restore and preserve this national treasure. Visit the Trust for the National Mall on the web at www.NationalMall.org