Northlight Theatre / Skokie Public Library / 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 and increasing the reporting of the abuse and neglect of adults with disabilities
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.