WE SUPPORT STUDENTS
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."
2021 AALR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
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.
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY
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."
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.
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.
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.
Uplifting All Children to Cultivate Wellness: Race and Cutlture Matter
Presented by Dr. Tyrone Howard, Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 pm
The link to join the webinar is at https://www.cod.edu/GPS.
All students deserve our best – and especially those who experience racial inequity, toxic stressors, cultural invalidation, homelessness, and other major life-traumas. Today’s students deserve adults who understand that student-learning will not be maximized until student social emotional wellness is prioritized. Yet inequities abound, and the most vulnerable students who most need resources are often the least likely to receive such support.
Join Dr. Howard for this timely and informative discussion. Questions may be submitted ahead of time to Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at email@example.com.
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.