Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Youth education: A program in which Skokie teens wrote and performed an adaptation of Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney for the community, addressing a growing societal need to combat racial profiling and prejudice with increased empathy, knowledge and understanding.
Grants of $5000 each were awarded to:
Metropolitan Family Services
Skokie Coalition to End Abuse and Neglect of Adults with Disabilities
Abuse prevention: Continuation of a program focused on significantly preventing the abuse and neglect of adults with disabilities and increasing the reporting of such cases when they do occur.
YWCA Evanston NorthShore
Village of Skokie Human Services
Court diversion: Young men’s engagement project bringing the YWCA to the Skokie Police Department and Skokie’s Youth Outreach Program to offer intervention and support to young men 12 -18 recently ticketed for minor offenses in Skokie.
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center
Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)
Volunteer education and enrichment: Interactive and educational programs for Turning Point clients while providing CARE with a new source of volunteer assistance.