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Health & Wellness Fair 2014
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IPL Fundraiser
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Other highlights of the Annual IPL Fundraiser included a silent auction, Vocalist Alisa Sims and Hors d'oeuvres. The centerpiece of the evening, August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, received a standing ovation. Seven Guitars, August Wilson's haunting Century Cycle play about fate, justice, and the Blues. In the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, six characters gather to mourn the missing seventh: Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton
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Check out the section of web pages created by Institute for Positive Living’s Boys II Men program. Click on the graphic for an enjoyable and educational experiencce!


Open Book participants from Schmidt Elementary perform.
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Schmidt performs
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INSTITUTE FOR POSITIVE LIVING
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“AT&T INVESTING IN ILLINOIS AWARD”


Monroe Elementary School in Logan Square will be the site of an IPL Open Book Program because of an AT&T Investing in Illinois Award” from AT&T Illinois. Pictured (l-r): Monroe Assistant Principal Bryan Quinlan, State Senator Iris Martinez (D-20), AT&T Director, External Affairs Sylvia Aldrete, Marrice Coverson, President, Institute for Positive Living, and Monroe Principal Ricardo C. Trujillo.


The Institute for Positive Living (IPL) has received an “AT&T Investing in Illinois Award” from AT&T Illinois The award and a check were presented during a ceremony on October 24, 2014 at Monroe Elementary School, 3651 W Schubert Ave. in Chicago.

IPL is receiving public recognition and a contribution of $2,000 from AT&T to be used to enhance literacy in the Logan Square Community through the organization’s Open Book Program that focuses on increasing the love for reading. The program will focus on students from Monroe Elementary.

“In a digital world and an Internet economy, AT&T is helping consumers and businesses move forward by delivering wired and wireless broadband solutions. We’re also helping the communities we serve move forward through corporate contributions to Illinois non-profit groups and programs that are making a difference locally,” said Sylvia Aldrete, AT&T External Affairs Manager.

Senator Iris Martinez moninated the organization for the recognition from AT&T Illinois. 

The AT&T Investing in Illinois Awards provide resources and recognition to organizations and programs that are improving lives in their communities and the state by advancing education, economic growth, new technologies and other essential community services.




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What's What
A Message from
Our Founder Marrice Coverson
Marrice Coverson


Dear Family and Friends

We are now three months into the school year. Our children are back to school and hopefully learning and being creative. As you are aware, there have been some changes within the Chicago Public School System, which have impacted many of our schools. We are hopeful that the personnel in our schools have been able to stabilize the environment within those impacted schools. We hope that our children are now learning and developing the abilities needed to compete in our global community.

We are still witnessing violence in our community, which is affecting the social and emotional growth and development of our children. We must continue to advocate for programs that are solutions to this violence. Our children deserve to grow up in a stress-free environment, one in which they do not fear for their lives going back and forth to school or just sleeping in their beds.

We at the Institute for Positive Living believe and teach our children that if there is going to be peace in their lives, it must begin with them. The Institute for Positive Living thanks all of its friends and family for supporting our efforts to bring peace into the lives of our children.

We will be sending out a letter asking for your support and donations in the next few weeks. We hope that you will donate and also share this information with your friends.

As we enter the Holiday Season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, let us be mindful of two words: Giving and Receiving. We give to those in need and to those we love. And we receive the love and gratitude from those who we give to.
 
We at the Institute for Positive Living give the young people we serve a loving helping of educational assistance so that they become proficient in technology and reading. We give them the skills that enable them to navigate the world for the rest of their lives. At the Institute for Positive Living, we are thankful to all those who continue to send us the love and support that enables us to continue to fulfill our mission. We are grateful to all of our supporters and funders.

May you have an abundance of peace, love and happiness throughout this holiday season and in the New Year.

For more information, please contact me at 773-924-9802 or via email at openbook@ameritch.net.

Rev. Marrice Coverson
President, Institute for Positive Living
Executive Director, Open Book Program

 






 


 


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