Building Toward a Better Future and Revitalizing Learning
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FEB 28 - MAR 3, 2022
This report captures the impact of the Illinois 60 by 25 Network from 2013–2020. Communities in the Network are driving State policy implementation, deepening and validating collaboration by using the organizing principles of collective impact, increasing cross-sector collaboration, and enhancing leadership and governance structures within their communities.
Leadership Community & Network Updates
The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council and their partners at Junior Achievement of Central Illinois collaborated with local volunteer employers to create 48 industry-specific virtual booths representing eight different career clusters.
Through the information collected on the NECSS Student Data Dashboard, the Equity for All taskforce seeks to analyze and identify achievement gaps of special populations.
SVCC receives U.S. Department of Labor approval as a registered apprenticeship site for Maintenance Electrician Program plus new Impact Program allows students to earn up to 3 years of tuition and fees in exchange for volunteering.
River Bend CUSD #2 Presents on How Work-Study Programming Supports College and Career Readiness Indicators at the Illinois School Board Convention
Dr. Darryl Hogue, Superintendent of River Bend CUSD # 2, and Robert Gosch, Principle of Fulton High School, presented at the Illinois School Board Convention on program options that exist at River Bend Schools for completing authentic work opportunities.
The iKit Summer Internship Program hosted 16 graduating seniors from Evanston Township High School.
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth joined a gathering of community leaders and educators at Evanston Township High School.
Little Village Education Collaborative Develops Equity Response Teams to Serve Students More Equitably
The Little Village Education Collaborative convened by Enlace Chicago is implementing individualized Equity Response Teams with their local postsecondary partners to increase student support in college access and persistence.
Buffalo Grove High School students are named national INCubatoredu finalists, D214 student earns National Cyber Scholar honor, D220 is expanding its education pathway, and elected officials visit Wheeling High School’s METT pathway.
The Boone County community has secured a grant through ISBE, to support the region’s ability to identify and develop innovative resources to promote Career Exploration and Career Development Experiences.