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 […]
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.
Come experience B’EATS BOXES at the Bronzeville Alliance Neighborhood Garden Celebration on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9 AM to 1 PM. The Garden is located at 42nd and Calumet, directly behind Centers for New Horizons. Come learn about Bronzeville Eats, a youth-led organization working to bring fresh and healthy foods in their B’EATS BOXES […]
The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition, of which the Barat Education Foundation is a member, has announced that five schools have been awarded Democracy Schools status. This prestigious designation recognizes schools who provide their students with “authentic experiences with the rights, responsibilities and tensions inherent in living in a constitutional democracy. Through these experiences, participating schools […]
The Bronzeville Community Garden™ is holding two events of interest this weekend. For all supporters of Our American Voice™ in the Chicago area, particularly those interested in Civic Capitalism, these events promise to be exciting for individuals and families alike: ComeUnity Day, sponsored by the Revival Arts Collective will be held on Saturday (June 15) […]
The Barat Education Foundation, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, is pleased to announce the launch of Our American Voice™ in four counties in southern New Mexico. Our American Voice connects middle-school youth to the democratic process through active community problem solving in an after-school program that is engaging, interactive and grounded […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]