Poverty has become an epidemic in America, with over 37 million people suffering from this problem. However, MCLP has partnered with the University of Illinois Extension in order to combat and reduce poverty as well as teach others how they can become a solution to the problem.
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.
Members of the public are invited to participate in a Poverty Simulation sponsored by the Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP) on Thursday, October 22 from 4:30-8:00 pm at the Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center – 1615 W. Illinois St., Bloomington. This powerful and unique role-playing experience enables participants age 16 and older to gain insight into the real-world obstacles of families who live in poverty and are struggling to meet their basic needs. Simulation attendees will include MCLP participants, their guests and community members from
by Jasmine Wright On September 24 at the Ozark House Restaurant in Bloomington, IL, the MCLP Class of 2016 hosted their Speed Networking and Education in Leadership Event. Yes, it is called Speed Networking, and not Speed Dating. The former is much more professional than the latter and involves making business connections with people who one sees him/herself working with in the future. The event started with warm “hello’s” and “how have you been’s” between the participants, the guests, and the mentors. They