Friday, April 10, 2015

Northeastern Illinois University’s Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) will host its first annual Family Day on Saturday, April 18.

In conjunction with the Carruthers Center’s 49-year anniversary, Family Day was created to celebrate the center’s activism and scholarship for the African-American community. There will also be an information session with admissions and financial aid staff for students desiring to further their education.

CCICS, developed by Northeastern in 1966, has focused on positively influencing inner-city students and has created academic programs tailored to that community. The Center offers a Bachelor of Arts in Inner City Studies Education as well as Master of Arts in Inner City Studies Education.

Throughout its 49 years, the Carruthers Center has been successful in its goal to provide quality education for inner city students.

“CCICS has become a leader in the educational community,” said Conrad Worrill, the Center’s director. “An impressive percentage of CCICS undergraduates have obtained their bachelor’s degree and continued though our master's program. Out of more than 1,000 graduates from our master’s program, approximately 149 have gone on to earn their Ph.D.”

Family Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. There will be free food and giveaways for those who attend.

For more information, call (773) 268-7500.