Category Archives: Blog

27 Jan
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The Family Peace Center

On January 23rd, 2020, Beth Edge, a domestic violence survivor, spoke of The Family Peace Center, where individuals living with domestic violence can take their children and themselves to a safe place. Edge was joined by the mayor of Rockford, ...

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24 Jan
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The Poverty Connection

“THE POVERTY CONNECTION” JANUARY 2020 IS NATIONAL POVERTY AWARENESS MONTH “National Poverty Awareness Month represents an opportunity to connect people to the 40+ million Americans living in poverty and the 18 million living in persistent poverty.” UNDERSTANDING POVERTY AS A ...

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28 Oct
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National Bullying Prevention Month

In 2006, PACER The National Bullying Prevention Center designated October as National Bullying Prevention Month. Throughout the month of October, everyone is encouraged to join the nationwide conversation on bullying prevention and support. Bullying as defined by Illinois anti-bullying laws ...

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14 May
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The Maker Movement 2019

Maker Movement Manifesto “Making is fundamental to what it means to be human. We must make, create, and express ourselves to feel whole. There is something unique about making physical things. Things we make are like little pieces of us ...

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10 May
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Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May is National Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. Mental Illness is defined as a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood. 1 in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental Illness in any ...

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22 Apr
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The U.S. Fair Housing Law 2019

The U.S. Fair Housing Law 2019 April 2019, has marked the fifty-first anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which enunciates a national policy of Fair Housing without ...

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29 Mar
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Dorothy “Kammie” Kamenshek

Dorothy Kamenshek is often called the best female baseball player ever playing first base and at bat. At only 17, when Chicago Cubs owner Philip K. Wrigley founded the All-American Girls Professional League in 1943 because, most of the Men’s ...

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28 Mar
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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker was much more than a successful performer; she was a WWll spy and activist. Baker was one of the most successful French performers at the time. She used her fame and talents to help and support the greater ...

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26 Mar
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Juliette “Daisy” Low

Juliette “Daisy” Low designed an organization for young girls to grow and develop their leadership skills, known as Girl Scouts of the USA. She gathered 18 girls from her hometown in Savannah Georgia with plans for a new outdoors learning ...

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20 Mar
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Harriet Tubman- One of Maryland’s Most Famous Daughters

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in the year of 1820 and her early life was filled with hardships. Her brothers were moved to distant plantations and separated from her family at a young age. Physical violence was ...

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