With six years of graduates, McLean County’s unique Multicultural Leadership Program has selected their “Class of 2016.” The participants will engage in a rigorous program that will culminate in a graduation ceremony in April 2016. Twice a month there will be serious interactive sessions, where they will learn in-depth about the three questions, “Who am I? What are my strengths and passions? What am I going to do about it?” Their skills and understanding to become community “servant leaders” will be polished, and
We invite local nonprofit organizations to submit project proposals for a partnership you won’t regret! “In my wildest imagination, I could not have anticipated the quality and quantity of the work that would be done by the MCLP team,” said Mary Campbell, 2013 non-profit project liaison for Labyrinth Outreach Service to Women. RFPs for the MCLP Class of 2016 projects are due by close of business June 12, 2015. Five projects will be selected for the MCLP program year: September through March 2016.
“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.
You can often find this year’s MCLP Community Service Award recipient pedaling a bicycle around low-income neighborhoods, laden with an overflowing book box. That determined and personal effort exemplifies Karen Schmidt, who has helped initiate and maintain numerous community projects. This includes the Book Bike Program that brings free books into the homes of local residents. Karen gives her voice, time, leadership and financial support to a myriad of causes locally, at the state level and on a national level. Karen serves as alderman and