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November 20, 2012
Northeastern Illinois University College of Education Receives National Award
CHICAGO - The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) has selected Northeastern Illinois University College of Education's Grow Your Own Teachers program for the 2012 Rose Duhon-Sells Program Award. NAME is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education.
Grow Your Own Teachers partners with the Chicago Public Schools and neighborhood community organizations in some of Chicago's most distressed neighborhoods -- North Lawndale, Chicago Lawn/Gage Park, Uptown and Logan Square -- to support community members as they work toward a bachelor's degree and teaching certification. The program is supported by a state-funded grant, which provides scholarships, transportation stipends, childcare and textbooks for these students, who commit to returning to their neighborhoods to teach.
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the nation and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
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