Video Career Focus: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers are Recommended for Graduating High School Students
STEM careers have become the "driving force" for the U.S. economy in recent years, therefore it is important that families encourage their children to pursue STEM educational opportunities to obtain the jobs of the future.

Website visitors can view YouTube STEM videos to see the importance of this field (view more).
Rev. Clyde H. Brooks Joins Korea International Peace Mission in Seoul, South Korea 
Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. We have information about college scholarships and contests through JLV College Counseling. Brief info about each scholarship is listed. Students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites for further details about eligibility and requirements (view scholarships).
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ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for October 2017
of America and the national anthem. Discussion about this topic has increased between all races (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, gives some thoughts on the growing commentary throughout the country about the flag of the United States 
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ICDHR Partners with the "Sisters of the Living Word" to Host "Bridge the Black/White Divide" Workshop on Thursday, October 5, 2017
The goal of the project is to assist youth in learning how to interface with police on the streets, thereby, decreasing conflicts between law enforcement and youth. The interactions between police and youth can involve role play to demonstrate proper behaviors for both youth and law enforcement (download program pamphlet).
ICDHR Chairman, Rev. Clyde Brooks, joined delegates as part of a delegation, attending the International Peace Mission in Seoul, South Korea. Discussions and delegate visits to the DMZ zone were informative and helped to clarify key issues that could lead to peace.
ICDHR Joins International Day of Peace Activities
The Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations supported the Women’s Conference of the American Clergy Leadership Conference in a one-day conference to examine methods for advancing peace across the world.  The theme of the conference was “Peace Begins with Me.” Rev. Clyde Brooks, ICDHR Chairman, was the keynote speaker.
ICDHR and Western Illinois University Dean to Lead Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 2018
Under the leadership of Dr. Sterling Saddler (pictured above), Western Illinois University Dean of Education and Human Services and Chairman of the King Planning Committee in Macomb Illinois, the first major salute to and remembrance of the life and work of Dr. King will be held  in January 2018.  Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, ICDHR Chairman, will serve as the keynote speaker (View Dr. Saddler bio).
ICDHR Youth and the Law Project Continues
The ICDHR partnered with the "Sisters of the Living Word" organization of Arlington Heights Illinois in leading fifty community leaders in addressing the racial divide between  black and white residents. The title of the workshop was “Lessons from Charlottesville Virginia."
Under the leadership of Greg Anderson, former police chief of Oak Forest, Illinois and an ICDHR board member, the project will enter its third phase in January, 2018. The project is co-sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE).
The goal was to learn from the trauma in Charlottesville that divided many Americans, by providing an environment where people could vent and allow others to hear different views for the current racial divide. To find out how you can participate in future workshops, contact ICDHR Chairman Clyde Brooks via email at