17th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser May 8th 2014

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The Peace and Education Coalition is making a positive difference in the lives of youth throughout the Back of the Yards Neighborhood.  Over the past 16 years, funds raised from our Annual Scholarship Fundraiser event have supported over $800,000 in educational expenses for over 500 community youth in high school and college.

“DARE TO DREAM”

We are grateful to our generous supporters who contributed to our 16th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser held last year at the Stadium Club of U.S. Cellular Field; please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 8, 2014.  This year the event will be taking place the National Museum of Mexican Art, located at 1852 W. 19th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. We have changed the location to lower our costs and to continue with our tradition of awarding 100% of the proceeds to youth scholarships and programming.  We need your support more than ever.  In fact, this year we received a record-breaking number of scholarship applications from neighborhood youth in Back of the Yards; therefore we are committed to meeting our goal of raising $80,000.

The most tangible benefit of your support to the Peace and Education Coalition are educational scholarships that provide life-changing opportunities to neighborhood youth; you are also supporting one of the few scholarship programs in the nation that are based on community service, encouraging youth to volunteer their own time to benefit the Back of the Yards community.

 

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National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street

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Spot Light

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in conjunction with the Peace and Education Coalition is proud to announce the Precious Blood Center’s Making Impressions (MI) Youth Screen Print T-Shirt Program. Over the past few months several community youth have served as [ Read More... ]

Principals Corner

 

Chavez  Elementary School Principal – recognized for outstanding School Performance

 

 

Scholarship Applications 2014

The Peace and Education Scholarships are now available for download please click on the desired application below.

Remember applications are due April 30th, 2014.

HS Application


College Application

 

 

17th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

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Scholarship Event Photos

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Support Needed

Please remember the needs of our community continue to grow. So our fundraising effort continues as well. Please check out our ‘Donate Now’ page. There you can make contributions through out the year.

 

The Coalition counts on your ongoing support to continue our youth programming throughout the year. These programs are desperately needed since the community is so low on resources for our children. The community currently does not have a library or youth center to help keep our children safe and off the street. 

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17th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser May 8th 2014
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The Peace and Education Coalition is making a positive difference in the lives of youth throughout the Back of the Yards Neighborhood.  Over the past 16 years, funds raised from our Annual Scholarship Fundraiser event have supported over $800,000 in [ Read More... ]

Back of the Yards Dance-Off – Thursday May 2nd 2013

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2013 Scholarships

   The Peace and Education Coalition’s annual scholarship opportunities for high school and college students are now available!  Last year we awarded over 50 scholarships to students.

 

What’s available?- Scholarships for University or College Students - 

 

 

- Scholarships for private High School Students [ Read More... ]

Making Impressions- Youth Screen-Print T-Shirt Program!

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in conjunction with the Peace and Education Coalition is proud to announce the Precious Blood Center’s Making Impressions (MI) Youth Screen Print T-Shirt Program. Over the past few months several community youth have served as [ Read More... ]

One of our neighborhood school principals has been recognized for his outstanding school performance!

 

Chavez  Elementary School Principal – recognized for outstanding School Performance

Chicago Suntimes’ article 

Rare Illinois Scholarship for Undocumented Immigrants to Begin

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Immigrants can apply for tuition help to attend Illinois colleges and universities because of [ Read More... ]

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Elias Roman, 17, has been through Illinois

by NPR STAFF
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In an alley in Little Village on Chicago’s West [ Read More... ]

Finding The Beauty In At-Risk Teens

by COBURN DUKEHART

 

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So no matter how far past your teenage years you may be, Amy Anderson’s [ Read More... ]

Stars are born in the Back of the Yards!

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04/17/2012 By Nicolle Morales Kern

 

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