More than 300 members of the Central Illinois community attended the MCLP Class of 2017 graduation celebration on Saturday, April 9 in the Brown Ballroom, located in the Bone Student …
Matt Burgess, chief operating officer at Home Sweet Home Ministries (HSHM), is a passionate and driven individual, focused on promoting change in our community. In April 2015, Burgess spearheaded the …
Mary Riddle believes in bringing different groups and community partners together to work towards a common goal: a uniting vision for our community that embraces all people. Since graduating from …
The public is invited to attend midterm presentations by the Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP) Class of 2016 regarding the five community service projects the class currently has underway. MCLP project teams will present midterm highlights of their projects on Saturday, December 5 from 8:15 to 10:30 am at the Community Cancer Center located at 407 E. Vernon in Normal.
In 2012, Community Health Care (CHCC) Executive Director Angie McLaughlin recognized that in order to better tell their story, they needed a succinct way to measure just how much money their services saved McLean County. They were stuck. And like their patients, they needed a lifeline.
By working on these projects in teams, MCLP participants learn to use their skills to benefit the community. The Class of 2016 will complete five new projects with focuses ranging from education, to social services, to the arts.
“Let’s spark the brain that can spark our community.” D. Dontae Laston, adapting the words of the late Tupac Shakur, ignited a crowd of MCLP supporters at its annual graduation celebration on Saturday.
The MCLP journey as a whole cannot be described in one word or even one sentence. MCLP has awakened, and even rekindled, hope.
On April 25, 2015, come celebrate community and witness that future potential with D. Dontae Latson and the MCLP graduates. Hear Dontae’s story and discover how much this community has to celebrate. Come celebrate with us!
Hear the Class of 2015 community project teams tell about their experiences putting servant leadership into action! The MCLP teams recently chatted with WJBC’s Susan Saunders about their work with …
The public is invited to the Multicultural Leadership Program’s (MCLP) Class of 2015 community service project presentations, Saturday, March 7, 8-10:45 a.m., in the second floor auditorium of the Astroth Community Education Center Building, at Heartland Community College. A free continental breakfast will be available to attendees preceding the program at 7:30 a.m.
Sponsors are critical to helping MCLP meet annual program expenses. This month we wish to highlight and thank an MCLP “Gold” Sponsor: Nicor Gas.
Alumni: MCLP needs you! Help MCLP sustain its quality and future growth by contributing to the MCLP Alumni Circle of Support Fund. This fund offers alumni the chance to support MCLP …
The public is invited to attend the Class of 2015’s mid-term presentations about the five local non-profit agencies they are working with, which range from health care to outer space. Join MCLP on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 8:30–10:30 a.m. at Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center.
MCLP’s 2014 project with The Baby Fold has become the “gift that keeps on giving.”
MCLP participants and local community members participate in annual poverty simulation.
Poverty is a topic avoided by many, particularly those without firsthand knowledge of its struggles and stressors. However, poverty in the U.S.—and in Central Illinois—is real and devastating to those who live it day by day. Recognizing the conditions and systemic causes of poverty, bringing awareness to the issue, and doing one’s part to reverse its negative impact is the work of socially and culturally responsible citizens.