Upcoming Events and Updates

Resisting the Carceral State: Freedom, Self-Determination, and Justice in Education

The Educational Foundations Program at NEIU invites you and your students to the 2019 NEIU Student Forum. The title of this year's conference is Resisting the Carceral State: Freedom, Self-Determination, and Justice in Education. The focus is on three areas withing the carceral state: prisons, the criminalization of immigration (crimigration), and the school-to-prison nexus. The … Continue reading Resisting the Carceral State: Freedom, Self-Determination, and Justice in Education

How to Change the World? Two state legislators and two activists coming to answer students’ questions on February 4th!

Two National Louis University students who want to change the world will facilitate a discussion with Chicago-area leaders who have taken steps to make society better. The event will feature Illinois Senator Robert Peters, a Democrat from the 13th District; Illinois Rep. Lamont J. Robinson Jr., a Democrat from the 5th District; Alex Boutros, a … Continue reading How to Change the World? Two state legislators and two activists coming to answer students’ questions on February 4th!

Community Schools Initiative – LUC & McCutcheon Elementary

McCutcheon Elementary School was awarded a 5-year Community Schools Initiative grant by Chicago Public Schools in August 2018. Loyola University Chicago was named the lead agency on the initiative and is working to support programming efforts at McCutcheon before and after school. We currently are providing more than 20 programs for K-8 students at McCutcheon … Continue reading Community Schools Initiative – LUC & McCutcheon Elementary

#WhyIVote #LoyolaVotes2018

Loyola has launched a #LoyolaVotes2018 #WhyIVote social media campaign! Students are encouraged to share selfies either right after they vote or holding up a sign with a message about why they are choosing to voteĀ on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with both hashtags #LoyolaVotes2018 and #WhyIVote - LUC will even be reposting some of the photos. … Continue reading #WhyIVote #LoyolaVotes2018

#NLUGotOutTheVote

Election Day is almost here! Whether you mailed in your ballot, voted early, or are planning on voting on November 6th, National Louis wants to celebrate your voice! On Tuesday, November 6th, post a picture with your voting sticker or bracelet on Instagram and Twitter with the #NLUGotOutTheVote and tag NLU's Civic Engagement Center. If … Continue reading #NLUGotOutTheVote

Consent Decree Community Engagement – Police Reform

The Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement at University of Illinois at Chicago was invited by the Attorney General's Office to develop the plan for and lead community roundtables held in neighborhoods across Chicago as part of the effort to draft a consent decree on police reform that meets the needs of Chicago's residents. The … Continue reading Consent Decree Community Engagement – Police Reform