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The Foundation

CREATING COMMUNITIES WORLDWIDE THAT EMBRACE RESPECT, UNDERSTANDING, KINDNESS AND FORGIVENESS.

The MJCH Foundation supports four facets of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities – Humanities programming, Hospitality, STEM, and a Conference Center. Click on the petals for more info on each.

Mannie Jackson Center of Humanities: Hotel, Stem, Conference, Center Image Map

"A beautiful flower. The stem of the flower is, in fact, S.T.E.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. But, the blossom of the flower is the humanities. Without the blossom, the stem is completely useless."

-John Lithgow, The Heart of the Matter

LOOKING BACK 

"Many of us aren’t dreamers. Mannie is rare; he is a dreamer and it takes someone like him, a person with a vision and the ability to move people into action to make something beautiful out of troubled wreckage."  

Herman Shaw, President
Lincoln School Alumni Foundation

 
AROUND THE CORNER

“Mannie uses his experiences and circumstances in his childhood to make life better for other people. He serves as a role model of transformational leadership to this community and internationally. This Center will serve to enrich the lives of generations to come.”  

Dr. Dale Chapman, President
Lewis and Clark Community College

 
 
NEXT CHAPTER

"Mannie has walked the road of boxcar to boardrooms. It was a journey comprised of opportunities to go to the next level and failure. He chose to go to the next level rather than using his conditions, obstacles and circumstances as a crutch. That is a story that every individual can understand. That is what the Center will provide - opportunities."  

Dr. Ed Hightower, Executive Director
Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation

 
 
A NEW PURPOSE FOR LINCOLN SCHOOL

More than 4,000 visitors have toured the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities (MJCH) since it opened on Dec. 1, 2015, and public reaction has been largely positive. “Without the vision and commitment of Mannie Jackson, the city of Edwardsville would have lost this historic building. There is rich heritage here, and it is important to save it.”

Cyndi Reinhardt, Edwardsville Historic Preservation Commission
Madison County Historical Society

 
 

REGIONAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

Inspiring and leading world change through humanities programs and educational activities, the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities seeks to serve as a major educational center.


ECONOMIC IMPACT: $81,014,203 
JOBS: 846


NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL IMPACT

The MJCH will also host professional education institutes that focus on teachers implementing the humanities to inspire their students to reach above the stars through education in order to pull themselves from a lifetime cycle of poverty.The Center will serve as a place where major speakers from across the world will draw thousands of visitors to the Madison County Area, while raising the level of education for individuals locally, nationally and internationally.

 

Facility Rental

With three conference rooms ranging in size from 60 to 140 people and full service catering available, the MJCH is a great venue for your event, gathering or program. Fill out the form and we will reach out to you.

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618.655.2881

1210 North Main Street, Edwardsville, IL