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Back to School Readers' Workshop
Highlights

Integratinhg Common Core Standards Workshop Highlights
Sevben Guitars by August Wilson

IPL Fundraiser
Highlights

Other highlights of the Annual IPL Fundraiser included a silent auction, Vocalist Alisa Sims and Hors d'oeuvres. The centerpiece of the evening, August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, received a standing ovation. Seven Guitars, August Wilson's haunting Century Cycle play about fate, justice, and the Blues. In the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, six characters gather to mourn the missing seventh: Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton
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Violence Stops Here Contest Winners
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Boys II Men Ambassadors logo

Check out the section of web pages created by Institute for Positive Living’s Boys II Men program. Click on the graphic for an enjoyable and educational experiencce!


Open Book participants from Schmidt Elementary perform.
Author Event with
Barbara Hathaway
Schmidt performs
Author Event with
Jewell Parker Rhodes


 
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Institute for Positive Living
Presents Its
ANNUAL
HEALTH and
WELLNESS FAIR

Thursday, August 221, 2014
1 - 4 PM
3620 South Rhodes Ave.
(Supported by The Illinois Department of Human Services)


HEALTH SCREENINGS

FOOD

JUMPING JACK

MUSIC

PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS!!!


Let's encourage our kids to STOP THE VIOLENCE!

Come on out and take advantage of this opportunity before the kids go back to school!

EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!


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CHECK OUT OUR SECOND PLACE PRIZE WINNING VIDEO CREATED BY IPL'S MALE MENTORING PROGRAM AT LAWLESS GARDENS—THEIR "STOP THE VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN" VIDEO TOOK 2ND PLACE IN THE CONTESST SPONSORED BY VIOENCE STOPS HERE
 


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What's What
A Message from
Our Founder Marrice Coverson
Marrice Coverson


Back to School—
Our Vision

As our children return back to school, the staff and board of the IPL is praying for their safety as well as the revitalizing of our educational system, an educational system that says that all of our children are learning and want to learn. We pray that our teachers feel guided and that our parents feel welcomed in the schools as partners in their children’s education.

We envision a real partnership between the school system, the community, parents, businesses and our elected officials. At IPL, it is in our hearts that the violence that our youth are witnessing each day will cease and that the youth value their own lives as well as the lives of others. That the pipe line to prison that our Black males experience closes and becomes non-existence.

We thank all of you for being part of the IPL family. May peace be yours. We look forward to partnering with all of you to have a healthier community for our children.

For more information, please contact me at 773-924-9802 or via email at openbook@ameritch.net.

Rev. Marrice Coverson
President, Institute for Positive Living
Executive Director, Open Book Program

 






 


 


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