Congratulations to the Komensky Elementary OAV students in District 100, South Berwyn! Today, March 3rd,  Principal Mariana Nicasio announced that Foresters Financials have agreed to fund their Playground for All project which they have been working on for almost 3 years.  The project began when a group of OAV students realized that their school’s playground…

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A NEWSLETTER FOR CONCERNED CITIZENS “Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.” — Dwight Eisenhower The angst and anger emanating from those controlling the current political debate is creating a civic polarization…

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Curriculum updates, which began in 2014, are now complete.  A number of exciting new changes are being implemented this fall.   The curriculum has different levels to accommodate students with varying levels of experience with the program or knowledge of civics.  According to Julie Schaul, a designer and developer for the program, “OAV was redesigned…

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Lisa Dettling, head librarian at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, is bringing the Primary Source Nexus to her school.  “I’ve been taking all kinds of resources and putting them in one spot for teachers,” said Dettling.  Links to primary sources are imbedded in the school library’s website, taking students and teachers directly to the source…

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American Voice turned seven this fall.  Throughout the program’s lifetime, OAV’s students have collaborated with their communities to bring sustained change through projects designed to enhance safety, encourage healthy eating habits, discourage bullying and reduce waste. This year is bound to be a busy one, with programs running in Tucson, Berwyn, and Chicago Public Schools.…

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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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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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