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Calling all ITK Volunteers!!
This year's Healing Retreat  is coming up quickly! With last year's retreat being such a success, we would love to have you join us again this year! Volunteer applications are available on the ITK website now!
 
The retreat will be from July 26th to August 1st at White Stallion Ranch
 
ITK is so grateful for our dedicated volunteers and we look forward to seeing you this summer! 
 
 
Fairmont Chicago SUITE HOME CHICAGO Package

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, celebrates The Windy City this spring by offering a “Suite Home Chicago” Package. Upon arrival, guests will receive a welcome gift of iconic Chicago goodies including Garrett’s Chicago Mix Popcorn and Goose Island’s Root Beer.

Projects Abroad Offers Volunteer Programs for Students Deferring College
An increasing number of colleges and universities in North America are encouraging students to defer their enrollment for one year in favor of a gap year spent traveling, working, exploring their interests, evaluating their life goals, and devoting their time to meaningful activities. With international volunteer organization Projects Abroad, high school graduates can bring purpose to their gap year experience and use their time to give back to others by volunteering abroad.
 
Funding for Black Male Achievement Is Growing
A new report jointly released by Foundation Center and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement shows a distinct trend toward increased U.S. foundation funding for organizations and programs that are working to improve the life outcomes of Black males. Education historically receives the largest share of this support, but giving in other areas, including human services and public affairs, has grown. In addition to analyzing U.S. funding trends, Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys describes recent initiatives in the field of Black male achievement.
Forest Preserves Issues First Annual Diversity Report

A first-ever Annual Business Diversity report was presented to the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners. The report consists of contractual commitments and actual payments to minority and women-owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE).

Forest Preserves Boathouse Concessions to Expand

The Board of Commissioners of the Forest Preserves of Cook County today approved two separate contracts for concessionaires to manage boat rentals, as well as sales of food and outdoor items, at the Forest Preserves’ three boathouses.

Holocaust Remembrance Day

It has been 70 years since I was liberated from a Nazi concentration camp. I was just a teenager then; I’m 87 now.  Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 15th, and I have been thinking about what I want you and your loved ones to remember about the Holocaust. I speak frequently about my experiences, and I am able to remind people about what happened, provide them with vivid descriptions, and answer their questions. But I am among the last of the survivors, and one day—sooner than I would like to think—we will all be gone.

Maggie Q and WildAid Visit Vietnam to Save Rhinos
Vietnamese-American actor and WildAid ambassador Maggie Q launched the second year of the “Stop Using Rhino Horn” campaign Friday during a visit to Vietnam, where she urged the public to protect rhinos as well as other endangered wildlife.
 
Lifeline Theatre Announces New Development Director

Lifeline Theatre welcomes Josh LeVasseur as Development Director, starting April 6, 2015. In this fulltime, on-site position, LeVasseur will implement and oversee the entire development strategy for Lifeline Theatre, reporting directly to Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and Managing Director Allison Cain. Lifeline’s previous Development Director, Alex Kyger, recently departed the theatre to join the Seattle Opera as Institutional Giving Manager, leaving Lifeline in a strong position of contributed income.

Karin Krah Presenter/Host, Reporter and Filmmaker
Karin started to work in the media at a local TV station in 2009 where she worked as a presenter and reporter. She covered large major events in Arnhem, spoke regularly with the mayor, Dutch celebrities, artists and politicians. She was responsible for hosting the yearly fashion event Night of the Fashion; 2010 until 2013 . The last one was her own production.
 

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