Chicago, 1.21.13 Heeding Dr. King’s call to rise to the “broader concerns of all humanity”, the Barat Education Foundation, together with the Exelon/United Way Stay in School Initiative and their agency partners, brought students together from across the City of Chicago to reflect on citizenship and community at the MLK Day of Service / Our…

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DNAinfo.com Chicago has profiled Ms. Anita Zajac for her dedication beyond the call of duty to students at Stockton School. Having known Ms. Zajac for 4 years as a model OAV facilitator, we can only concur with the accolades in their article. Click here to read more!

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The Barat Education Foundation and the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico are working together to bring Our American Voice to the youth of the seven counties served by the Community Foundation. Local media coverage of BEF’s presentation to community agencies in New Mexico may be found here.

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 The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, who has generously supported Our American Voice and has partnered with the BEF to champion the cause of civics education and civic engagement, has recently relaunched its “Educating for Democracy” web site. The new site can be accessed at www.democracyschools.us. The Democracy Schools site offers valuable information, news and resources…

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The OAV group at Drake Elementary School in Chicago will hold their first annual Nutrition Fair on June 1st from 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. After participating in the OAV Summit on May 4, the 7th grade students at Drake will host a nutrition fair to help promote healthy living in the hopes of helping individuals…

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CHICAGO, DEC 2, 2011: The Barat Education Foundation is pleased to announce that its application for grant support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has been approved.   The McCormick Foundation and BEF will be able to provide support for the Our American Voice program in several Chicago Public Schools for the 2011-12 school year.…

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Our American Voice is pleased to again be partnering with Centers for New Horizons to bring Our American Voice back to Bronzeville. Centers’ staff will facilitate OAV groups at Drake Elementary and Wells Preparatory Elementary Schools in Chicago. Drake and Wells also participated in OAV during the 2009-2010 cycle, also under the auspices of Centers…

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The OAV website has taken on a new appearance to reflect new and enhanced online resources and capacity. In addition to the new logo and look, the facilities available to participants and facilitators have enhanced collaboration and networking capabilities, giving Our American Voice its own social media platform and online knowledge base that participants can…

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Team Day at Melzer Team Day was held at Melzer Elementary on February 11th.  OAV participants had an opportunity to work together with participants from other OAV sites as they worked on problem solving and communication skills.  Check out the highlights of the day.  

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