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Join us for an Evening in Celebration of Illinois Children!

The event will feature best-selling author and youth advocate, Wes Moore, whose book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, highlights the importance of access to opportunities and productive pathways to self-sufficiency, as well as the consequences of “allowing poverty to go unchallenged and unabated.”

Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Harold Washington Library, Winter Garden
401 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois

Rob Johnson, CBS News Anchor

2015 Honorees:
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law 

McKnight Kurland
Brand Web Integrated Marketing

Gaylord Gieseke
President, Voices for Illinois Children

Premier Partner- PNC Bank

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“Understanding Our Communities: Illinois Kids Count Conversations”

This new discussion series offers special opportunities to convene civic, business, and community leaders in a face-to-face discussion with their legislators on the best strategies to build better lives for local children and families. Join Voices in galvanizing leadership across the state by hosting an Illinois Kids Count Conversation in your community.

Contact Joan Vitale at 312-516-5555 for more information.

Illinois Kids Count “Symposia Around the State”

The Illinois Kids Count “Symposia Around the State” series offers very special opportunities to discuss the Illinois Kids Count report’s findings specific to individual communities. We look forward to working together to address the challenges communities face in these difficult times, and to articulate our shared vision for the future of all children in Illinois.

Communities hosting launch events and symposia to support Illinois Kids Count 2013 are announced throughout the year. Sign up for our alerts for announcements about events in your area. For information about hosting an event in your community, please contact Joan Vitale at (312) 516-5555.