Jackie Robinson West

Read Frank Islam and Ed Crego’s blog posts about the Jackie Robinson West baseball team.  Ed and Frank had blogged about their accomplishments and impact in the summer.  Due to the recent turn of events, Ed and Frank look reflect on the accomplishments and legacy of these amazing young men that so captivated us this…

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Remember OAV on Giving Tuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have a day for deals. And we have #GivingTuesday, December 2, 2014, a global day dedicated to giving back. We hope you will give to Our American Voice on #GivingTuesday, December 2, and give the gift of empowerment to our young people so they may work together…

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15) in the classroom, we invite educators to check out this extensive list of themed link sets from the Library of Congress that can easily be integrated into instruction!

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Our American Voice® Summit to be held June 10

The Barat Education Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2014 Our American Voice® Summit for participants in the greater Chicago area will be held on Tuesday, June 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the UIC Forum, 725 S. Roosevelt Road in Chicago. The Our American Voice® program is an in-school/after-school project based learning…

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OAV Groups Tackle Many Issues

The 2014 Our American Voice® groups at schools throughout Chicago and Berwyn Illinois are now addressing their community issues. A complete list of projects to date is available on our Sites page.

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Pershing Magnet OAV answers Tribune’s call

Our American Voice® participants at Pershing Magnet School in Chicago have responded to the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board’s request for suggestions. Here is their letter: We all have seen someone litter. Maybe you have littered before. Littering is a big problem in our community and other communities around the globe. Littering is a worldwide problem…

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Join OAV in calling for more civic education in Chicago

On February 2, 2014 the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune issued a call for ideas and input from all areas of Chicago to create a grand strategic plan for the city’s future, citing “the innovative ideas, and fierce loyalty, of its citizens” as necessary to fueling any successful endeavor. (You can read the entire…

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

At this season of gratitude, we invite you to read BEF supporter Ed Crego’s recent post, together with his colleague Frank Islam, on our immigrant nation. The article is posted here.

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