We're so proud of Abby, Carlos, Sami, Josue, and Vanessa for being selected for this amazing opportunity!
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Alma E. Anaya, State Rep Theresa Mah, Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez, and Alderman George A. Cardenas gathered with Rudy staff and students to celebrate the $80,000 grant awarded for our restorative justice programming.
The amazing artist Sam Kirk and her team at Provoke Culture worked together with IJLA students and alumni to turn a blank wall into a message of hope and possibility.
On May 20th, 2021, IJLA students led workshops at a virtual Newberry Library event for over 60 community members. Students had been collaborating with library staff all year, engaging with Newberry collection materials, including American, Haitian, Venezuelan, and Mexican declarations of independence. With help from IJLA teachers and Newberry staff and scholars in the field, students used what they’ve learned to formulate their own personal declarations of independence.
2/3rds United's Healing Illinois Micro Grants Selection Committee awarded IJLA a microgrant for its proposal to promote dialogue, encourage collaboration, facilitate learning, and seed connection to promote racial healing among black and brown communities.
The Cook County Justice Advisory Council Awards IJLA a 2-Year Grant Recognizing its Work with Restorative Practices
The purpose of JAC Restorative Justice Demonstration Grants is to build healthy and safe communities by strengthening and repairing relationships at an individual and community level.
Students at Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy created an advisory committee for the exhibit, which could take three years before it opens to the public.
Val, IJLA's EL Teacher, partnered with the CTU and Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to promote the 2020 Census to make sure our community counts!
IJLA student Sami Rivera won this prestigious honor for her work on the campaign to create a permanent Latinx exhibit at the Chicago History Museum.