Congressman Bobby Rush and His Wife to Join us on Family Talks

Family Talks airs on Monday, November 23rd at 5:30 pm on WVON 1690 AM with special guests U.S. Representative Bobby Rush and Paulette Holloway Rush.  Family Talks is a new radio show with our CEO Jamal Malone and his wife Latisha Malone, financial expert and Certified Fitness Instructor specializing in empowering women through physical and [...]

2020-11-22T16:37:49-06:00November 20th, 2020|News|

Our Foster Care Program Was Featured on Channel 9 News

There has been a dramatic increase of 33% in youth referrals to our Foster Care Program.  Our CEO Jamal Malone explains Chicago's shortage of foster parents and how you can make a difference in a child's life and your own. Chicago foster parents program needs more help as need surges during pandemic November 16, 2020 WGN [...]

2020-11-16T19:59:46-06:00November 16th, 2020|News|

Consider Becoming A Foster Parent

Our Foster Care Program was featured on WGN TV Channel 9 News recently in response to a dramatic increase of 33% in youth referrals to our Foster Care Program.  Our CEO Jamal Malone explained Chicago's shortage of foster parents and how you can make a difference in a child's life and your own. Chicago foster parents [...]

2020-11-19T15:20:58-06:00November 15th, 2020|News|

100 Backpack Giveaway: Encouraging and Supporting our Students

We are proud of our students for continuing to persevere during these challenging times of remote learning and are providing them with anti-theft, waterproof backpacks with phone charging ports and filled with school supplies.  Contents include remote learning convenience tools such as laptop-friendly desks, computer LED lamps, laptop carrying cases, ear buds, and PPE supplies [...]

2020-11-10T15:10:37-06:00November 10th, 2020|News|

A Black Trailblazer You Should Know (Spotlight on Our Founder)

The story of Ada S. McKinley the organization and its longevity are rooted in the dedication and resilience of our founder and namesake.  Ada Sophia McKinley started our now 101-year-old organization during the Spanish Flu pandemic (January 1918 to December 1920) and the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. The essential work we are doing over [...]

2020-11-17T13:09:53-06:00November 6th, 2020|News|

Ada Provides Insight Into Pressing Community Issues Through the Media

RECENT NEWS FEATURES Chicago foster parents program needs more help as need surges during pandemic November 16, 2020 WGN-TV/CHANNEL 9 NEWS Click Here to Watch   Mental health among Black Chicagoans a concern as suicide numbers rise October 29, 2020 CHICAGO TRIBUNE Click Here to View Article Story shared nationally by Yahoo! News on 10/29/20 [...]

2020-11-16T18:32:18-06:00November 2nd, 2020|News|

Chicago Tribune Gets Insight from Ada on Mental Health Concerns

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, health experts are concerned about the increase of suicides among Black Chicagoans. Our Mobile Crisis Response Team is highlighted, and our CEO Jamal Malone spoke to Chicago Tribune's Alison Bowen about the challenges the black community faces. Mental health among Black Chicagoans a concern as suicide numbers rise October [...]

2020-11-16T19:39:17-06:00October 29th, 2020|News|

Vaccination Challenges: Ada Talks to WBEZ

There are many reasons why Chicago's vaccination rates have declined. WBEZ-FM 91.5's Justin Kaufmann invited our CEO Jamal Malone to share what he's seeing among families of children enrolled in our Head Start Programs. Why Are Childhood Vaccination Rates Falling In Chicago? October 26, 2020 WBEZ-FM 91.5 Listen Here

2020-11-02T18:48:59-06:00October 26th, 2020|News|

Vaccination Challenges: Ada Offers Insight to Chalk Beat Chicago

We share the health concerns over Chicago’s low childhood vaccination rates.  Our CEO Jamal Malone spoke with Chalk Beat Chicago’s Cassie Walker Burke to offer insights into vaccination challenges amid the pandemic. Chicago’s childhood vaccination rates are slipping. Health officials are worried. October 19, 2020 CHALK BEAT CHICAGO Click Here to View Article Story shared [...]

2020-11-02T18:48:20-06:00October 19th, 2020|News|

Watch this 15-Year-Old Pilot Take His First Solo Flight

We are extremely proud of 15-year-old pilot Zaire Horton, a student in our College Preparation & Placement Program. Zaire flew his first solo flight under the instruction of the Aviation Program at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy.  Currently a sophomore, he will obtain his glider pilots license when he turns 16, his private pilot license by [...]

2020-10-14T09:48:58-05:00October 14th, 2020|News|
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