A Walk for Education, Saturday, April 25

Join the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for “A Walk for Education” from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 25 at Eagle Park Community Center in Madison, Ill. The purpose of the walk is to educate high school students about science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other academic/extra curricular opportunities available in college.
A Walk for Education (AWFE) is a grassroots program in which NSBE members go door to door in underserved African-American communities to hand out information about college, scholarships, SAT/ACT preparation tools, and NSBE. The organization also shares information on the benefits of majoring in STEM fields.
A Walk for Education-National Society of Black Engineers 4.20.15

East St. Louis Community College Offers Free Technology Classes

The “Eliminate the Digital Divide” Program provides current telecommunications technologies and related training to disadvantaged communities. The free sessions are four short courses the cover the following topics:
• Beginning Computers With Windows
• Microsoft Office
• Internet Basics: Navigating the Web
• Building a business Website
• Social Media for Businesses and Career

Space is limited. To register for 2015 classes, call 618. 874.8700


New Bethel M.B. Church Offers Career Development Workshops

New Bethel Church is offering a series of career development workshops. All workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings at New Bethel Church, 5803 Belmont Ave, East St. Louis, Ill. 62203. To register, contact LaTesha Rodgers at

The Salvation Army Offers Afterschool Program

Parents may enroll their 1-8 grade children in The Salvation Army’s afterschool program, which offers tutoring, homework assistance, a snack, dinner and recreational activities. The program’s hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday at The Salvation Army’s East St. Louis Corps location, 616 N. 16th St., East St. Louis, Ill. 62205. For more information, contact Aaron Zimmerman at 618.874.3136 or

Services Provided to District 189 Students by East Side Health District

East Side Health District operates a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) at Vivian Adams Early Childhood Center in order to promote preventative, primary and acute care among East St. Louis School District 189 students.


The program is available to all students who attend District 189 schools. In addition to acute and primary care, services will include, but will not be limited to:

• a routine physical;
• examinations, sports physicals;
• immunizations;
• health education, personal hygiene; and
• Women, Infant and Children Services (WIC)


Referrals will be made for routine dental examinations and sealants; counseling on alcohol and drug use; mental health; violence; sexually transmitted diseases; and use of fire arms.


Additional referrals will be made for appropriate health care providers for further evaluation and treatment as needed, as well as case management and other preventive services. Students must have a recent consent form signed by their parents or legal guardian to receive services. Services will also be provided free to any District 189 student who is referred to East Side Health District’s clinic located at 638 N. 20th St., in the event the current schedule at Vivian Adams is filled.


Please contact Dr. Jeanette Dear, director of Government Programs, for more information or questions at 618.646.3104.