As part of the Juneteenth Illinois/Black Culture Week celebration, our CEO Jamal Malone will be joining a virtual panel discussion that goes beyond the immediate impacts of COVID-19 on children and learning and addresses how the global crisis will have lasting impacts on them over the long-term. The conversation will be live streamed on Wednesday, June 16th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Moderated by Karen Jordan of ABC 7 Chicago, the panel will include:

  • Dennis Lacewell, Chief Academic Officer, Urban Prep Academies
  • Karen Taylor-Crawford, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Alpachino Hogue, 100 Black Men of Chicago
  • Darryl Arrington, Assistant Vice President, DePaul University
  • Jamal Malone, CEO, Ada S. McKinley

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The Juneteenth Illinois/Black Culture Week celebration (June 14-18) is hosted by Commissioner Dennis Deer, leading up to Juneteenth on the 19th. The week-long slate of activities include virtual and in-person events addressing issues important to the Black Community. Visit for more details.