COVID-19 Vaccine: Where You Can Sign Up

Below is a list of websites and locations where you can sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Due to demand, websites may experience issues due to high traffic.  Please be patient and diligent when attempting to sign up.  Signing up at multiple locations may increase your odds in securing a vaccination appointment.  Questions about [...]

2021-02-26T19:21:00-06:00February 25th, 2021|News|

The Beverly Review Highlights the Work that Continues to Honor our Founder

"No matter what the challenge of the moment is...we have the commitment to serve." – Venise Hardy, VP of Educational Services at Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. Ashley Anderson at The Beverly Review highlighted our acclaimed College Preparation and Placement Program ... Legacy of pioneer lives on through work of nonprofit February 23, 2021 [...]

2021-02-23T16:44:37-06:00February 23rd, 2021|News|

WGN Channel 9 Airs Touching Segment on Ada S. McKinley

"Why hasn't Ada McKinley been written more about?  I mean, to me that's the most shocking part of the whole endeavor." – Rodney Dieser, professor at University of Northern Iowa Professor Dieser and KangJae Lee, assistant professor at North Carolina State University, recently published award-winning research about our founder, and what they deem less than [...]

2021-02-19T18:49:23-06:00February 19th, 2021|News|

Weather Related Closings

Due to inclement weather, several Ada S. McKinley locations will be closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Please refer to the following information for site closures and program impacts: Administrative Office will be CLOSED and staff are expected to telecommute. The office will reopen on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. All School, Educational Services, Childcare/Head Start [...]

2021-02-16T05:23:10-06:00February 16th, 2021|News|

Vaccinations for Child Care Workers: Ada Offers Insight to Chalk Beat Chicago

“There is a long line of people wanting to get vaccinated, but again our staff have been in those classrooms, and they’ve been in there for several months now.” – Curt Holderfield, Vice President of Child Development & Youth services at Ada S. McKinley.  Learn more about the challenges child care workers are facing with [...]

2021-02-19T18:44:49-06:00February 12th, 2021|News|

Virtual College Night at Tougaloo

We have partnered with Tougaloo College for a Virtual College Night on Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 pm CT.  High School students are welcome to join the Zoom conference to participate in onsite admissions through breakout rooms, including financial aid presentation, school activities, athletics and an abundance of fun incentives and giveaways. Zoom Meeting ID: [...]

2021-02-18T13:29:16-06:00February 11th, 2021|News|

Chicago Defender Highlights Overdue Accolades for Ada S. McKinley

"We believe race factors into the lack of historical information about McKinley..." – Rodney B. Dieser, Professor at University of Northern Iowa Professor Dieser and KangJae Lee, assistant professor at North Carolina State University, recently published award-winning research about our founder, and what they deem less than equal recognition of her compared with other social [...]

2021-02-11T15:50:17-06:00February 10th, 2021|News|

Fox 32 Chicago Features the Life and Influence of Ada S. McKinley

"When you think of conscious actions and decisions, that leads to unconscious bias...What we're seeing is those decisions that were made to not cover her at the time, fast forward to today where she's still not being covered. She's still not being recognized in the history books and does not have her place in history." [...]

2021-02-23T16:56:39-06:00February 5th, 2021|News|

ABC 7 Kicks Off Black History Month with Feature on our Founder

"We must understand this, what I call 'whiteness' in the history of the United States. It has been dominated by white Americans’ perspective, celebrating the accomplishments of white individuals." – KangJae "Jerry" Lee, assistant professor at North Carolina State University. Professor Lee and Rodney Dieser, a University of Northern Iowa professor recently published award-winning research [...]

2021-02-02T16:37:33-06:00February 1st, 2021|News|
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