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on April 19, 2017
Dear MJCHF Supporters, We continue to see excitement occurring on a daily basis at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities (MJCH®). In less than two years, the center has hosted more than 4,000 visitors at our many events. The mission of MJCH is to remove barriers that hinder individuals and groups from realizing their aspirations and ful...
on February 1, 2017
EDWARDSVILLE – The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities made an announcement this afternoon of some big news – legendary UCLA and Los Angeles Lakers’ player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be featured guest at an upcoming fundraiser on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsvill...
on October 3, 2016
Dr. Hightower met with Colonel Laura Lenderman, Commander of the 375th Air Mobility Wing unit, as part of the Honorary Commander's Program. It is a program designed to help build better connectivity between Scott AFB and community leaders.  On her website, she had the following message to Dr. Hightower. Visit with Dr. Hightower By&n...
on September 2, 2016
EDWARDSVILLE - The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), and Madison County Housing Authority are engaged in a two-year STEM project targeting minority, elementary age girls living in low-income housing. The first phase brought hands-on learning to 20 girls in order to increase their interest an...
on May 18, 2016
Every year since 1960, the College of Business family meets in Chicago to honor faculty and alumni achievements at the annual Spring Luncheon. Please join us as we welcome keynote speaker Mannie Jackson, chairman, Boxcar Holdings, LLC; president, Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation; and former chairman and owner, Harlem Globe...
on May 17, 2016
GODFREY – Representatives of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities had the opportunity to network with fellow humanitarians and help celebrate the National Endowment for the Humanities’ 50th anniversary this month in Washington, D.C.  Lewis and Clark Community College President Dale Chapman and Mannie Jackson Center for the...
by JULIA BIGGS | The Intelligencer on May 16, 2016
Student leaders from 10 area high schools were awarded $3,000 fellowships from the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation Thursday morning to implement projects they developed to create positive changes in their schools and communities during the 2016-17 school year.    The student projects were developed after participating...
by DAN BRANNAN | RiverBender.com on May 12, 2016
EDWARDSVILLE - Thursday’s “Conversation Toward a Brighter Future”discussion and High School Fellows Reception at the Mannie Jackson Center For The Humanities was filled with enthusiasm from the student participants and everyone else present. The area high school students discussed projects they had started in ...
by Ed Hightower, drehightower@mjchf.org on May 11, 2016
Edwardsville – Nine area high schools will be awarded $3,000 fellowships this fall to implement student projects aimed at creating positive change in their schools and communities over the 2016-2017 school year. Students will present these “Conversation Toward a Brighter Future” project proposals to local school leaders from 9:30...
by Scott Cousins | The Telegraph on May 11, 2016
EDWARDSVILLE — Students from nine area high schools will make presentations Thursday in Edwardsville on student projects aimed at creating positive changes in their schools. Teams from the schools each received a $3,000 fellowship as part of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities “Conversation Toward a Brighter Future” prog...
by Steve Horrell, shorrell@edwpub.net on May 5, 2016
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin dropped by Edwardsville Wednesday morning, touring the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities and then getting an update from Executive Director Ed Hightower about the center's recent initiative to improve the culture and climate in the country's schools. Read the full article...
on April 1, 2016
Kicking things off in a big way, Ret. Gen. Colin Powell served as the guest speaker at the inaugural dinner for the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation. Four-hundred-sixty guests attended the event Thursday at SIUE's Meridian Ballroom. Read Full Article...
on February 17, 2016
Edwardsville, IL – Madison County high school and middle school students will bring excitement to the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF) as they begin discussions around the MJCHF's four pillars - Respect, Dignity, Understanding and Forgiveness. High school students will meet at the MJCH for the Student Summit on Tue...
on February 17, 2016
Edwardsville, IL – The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation's (MJCHF) Inaugural dinner scheduled for March 31, 2016 is completely sold out, with 460 attendees. “We couldn’t be happier than to have filled every table two months before the event,” said President and Director Mannie Jackson. “The response ...
by Laura Inlow, linlow@lc.edu on February 15, 2016
GODFREY – University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen will formally introduce Gen. Colin Powell at the Inaugural Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation’s Annual Dinner March 31 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Meridian Ballroom. The University of Illinois is a founding partner of Lewis and Clark Com...
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