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VISION

Our vision is a community where youth reach their highest potential and become contributing members of society.



 

MISSION

Our mission is to empower youth, especially youth of African descent, by providing opportunities for academic achievement, literacy and resiliency.

 

"At the dawn of a new beginning for our youth."

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2021 AALR  SCHOLARSHIP  APPLICATIONS

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Applications are now available. Our scholarships are open to graduating seniors who demonstrate a potential for success in academics, leadership, and philanthropy, during their post-secondary educational experience.

 

 We ask that students complete and submit the scholarship application by May 30, 2021, to be considered for this year’s scholarship.  Please note that we place a high value on community service and leadership and look for this experience in our student applicants.  Interviews will be held within a month after the deadline and finalists will be contacted by July 1, 2021.  Funds will be awarded directly to students.

Please check out our applications here.

Visit our Scholarship page to see our past winners. 

CHEERS TO OUR CHICAGO HOPE GRADUATES

We salute our 2021 graduates of the Chicago Hope program!

On June 12, 2021, we celebrate their achievements at our annual 

CPR--College Preparedness and Readiness- Workshop and Trunk Party. At that time, they will receive inspiration and motivation from a college professor and other career professionals to help propel them on their college journeys. We also shower our graduates with luggage, toiletries, and school supplies. 

We always appreciate gifts of all sizes  to help purchase these supplies. If you would like to lean in to support these graduates, you can donate here.

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1921-2021: MARKING 100 YEARS SINCE TULSA RACE MASSACRE

1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

2021 marks 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre. To mark this centennial celebration, the  1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Celebration Commission in Tulsa, OK is planning a series of events. Recognizing the grievous history of racial oppression in America, AALR is pleased to announce that we are supporting their work in telling this important history and will be a partner with the Tulsa Race Massacre Commission.

 

"Not everything that is faced can be changed,

but nothing can be changed until it is faced." 

                                                                                  ~James Baldwin

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The history of the 1921 race massacre grieves our spirit but the work being done in Tulsa to bring hope and healing inspires us. If you want to learn more about this centennial celebration  click here to discover the work being done in Tulsa and click here for their Welcome to Tulsa: Greenwood 2021 Youtube video.

Although based in Illinois, AALR is pleased to show our support as a partner in this centennial celebration. 

Greenwood Rising, the new history center in the Greenwood District being built by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission will be built on land located at the entrance of Greenwood, connected to the Pathway of Hope.