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



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."


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. 


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


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.


FREE Webinars: 

AALR is partnering with Glenbard Parent Series as they present free webinars to help navigate healthy families. Visit www.glenbardgps.org to learn about their programs.

Blackademically Speaking: Inspiring All Learners 

Presented by Dr. Chandra Gill, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 pm

Families United in Support of Excellence and Equity for all, especially students that identify as African American or Black (FUSE), &  GPS will host a special  event, “Blackademically Speaking with Dr. Chandra Gill.  She is the founder and CEO of Blackademically Speaking, an educational consulting company dedicated to providing motivational and culturally relevant content, products and services. It offers itself as a healthy alternative to pop culture popularity and remains a perfect supplement for standardized curriculums and classrooms, with hopes of enhancing students’ learning potential, critical thinking skills and overall character. 

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