Category: Chicago youth

Taking the Pledge: Torn About Joining the Chicago Police Force-HBO Tonight

Taking the Pledge: Torn About Joining the Chicago Police Force-HBO Tonight
More than half of the Chicago’s police force is white, even though white people make up less than a third of the city’s population. In a move to reform the Chicago Police Department and the disproportionate targeting of African Americans, officials are focusing on attracting minorities to become police. But convincing people to join ranks... Read more »

How Illinois Adults Can Potentially Receive Their High School Diplomas

How Illinois Adults Can Potentially Receive Their High School Diplomas
Did you know? Almost 1.5 million Illinois adults, or 11% of the population, do not have a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), a state agency serving libraries in northern and western Illinois, is working with Gale, a library resource provider, to offer accredited high... Read more »

Our Amazing Chicago Youth: "I Am For Peace" Documentary

Chicago Youth Violence: “I Am for Peace” Documentary coming soon! Chicago Youth Violence: Our Kids are Taking a Stand. With the world in their pockets, a generation is coming alive through online voices, creativity, fundraising and monumental social change on a local and global scale. Chicago youth are standing up against violence in their city... Read more »
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