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Dr. Ed Hightower will retire from the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation effective December 1, 2018.  The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities opened its doors in 2015, with the mission of creating communities that embrace respect, dignity, understanding and forgiveness among people of different cultures, races, and r...
The “STEM Meets Humanities” initiative’s Robotics program kicked off its four-week summer program on Tues., June 19. The program will last until Thurs., July 12, and will teach local elementary and middle school students fundamental computer science and engineering skills, as well as how they can utilize robotic technology to enha...
An Alton team won the National Flagway Tournament sponsored by the Young People’s Project (YPP) for the second straight year Saturday, April 28 at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Student Fitness Center. The SIUE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) hosted the second annual mathematics competition. The Alton Alge-bruhs had to go t...
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF®), Madison County Regional Superintendent, and Madison County school student leaders held the third “Conversation Towards a Brighter Future” summit on Fri., May 4. The summit began at 9:30 a.m. at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities in Edwardsville. “Conv...
Approximately 60 young girls in Alton, Collinsville, Madison and Venice are learning the value of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through an interactive after-school urban gardening program. The future leaders are gaining hands-on experience solving real-world problems. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center f...
Humanitarian Naomi Tutu was the guest of honor at the 2018 MJCHF® Annual Speaker Series and Fundraiser on Wed., March 30 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Tutu, daughter of South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize awardee Desmond Tutu, spoke to the crowd of nearly 460 MJCHF supporters about the significance of the humanities,...
Riverbender | Steven Spencer The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities held the second Conversation Towards a Brighter Future summit Tuesday morning at the Mannie Jackson Center in Edwardsville. Executive Director of the Center for the Humanities, Dr. Ed Hightower said Conversations Towards a Brighter Future is occurring as a solution to the n...
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF®), Madison County Regional Superintendent, and Madison County school student leaders are hosting a second “Conversation Towards a Brighter Future” summit on Tues., Jan. 9, 2018. The summit will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Hum...
J.F. Electric, Inc. recently donated $50,000 to the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities in support of Madison County youth. J.F. Electric traces its roots to The Fowler Company, which was started in 1925 in St. Louis, Mo. and relocated to Centralia, Ill. during the great depression. In 1969, James C. Fowler purchased the electrical division a...
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities a two-year $100,000 Humanities Access Grant.  The National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by fu...
Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF) announced today that humanitarian and human rights activist Naomi Tutu will be its special guest for the MJCHF® Annual Speaker Series and fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2018. This highly anticipated annual event will be held at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville M...
HireLevel powered by Extra Help, one of the region’s largest women-owned employment, payroll, and workforce management companies created their #HireLevelDifference campaign to go into the communities around them and make a positive impact extending past employment. This...
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF) held an open house for the Alma Irene Aitch STEM Center on Wed., Dec. 6 in Edwardsville, Ill. The STEM Center, named in memory of education and social rights champion Alma Irene Aitch, will be home to programming which connects the human and technical dimensions of the humanities and S...
President and Founder Mannie Jackson is pleased to announce the addition of Gayla Moore to the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation’s Board of Directors. Moore is the previous CEO and owner of Nevco, a sports technology company.  During Moore’s leadership, Nevco transformed from near obsolescence to industry leader ...
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities will dedicate and name its STEM Center in memory of education and social rights champion Alma Irene Aitch. The Alma Irene Aitch STEM Center, located at the former Kraft Building at 1310 N. Main Street, Edwardsville, adjacent to the MJCH, will be home to programming which connects the human and technical ...
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF) announced today the addition of Candice Johnson as Program Coordinator for the “STEM Meets Humanities” initiative. The MJCHF has partnered with Lewis and Clark Community College, the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences and its IRIS Center for Digital Humanities, the SIUE STE...
An exciting new initiative is underway at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities (MJCH®) that will begin with the renovation of the former Kraft building, located at 1310 N. Main Street in downtown Edwardsville, and continue with programming to target young leaders in underserved areas of Madison County. The initiative – “STE...
County Agencies, Simmons Hanly Conroy Law Firm Offer Free Consultation at Event in Venice on September 9 The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation is proud to sponsor and support "Second Chance Saturday", occurring at the Venice Recreational Center in Venice, Ill. on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. t...
We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach and the Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) in an initiative to educate and inspire young females through STEM-related lessons. The goal of this partnership is to prepare young females throug...
We are pleased to share in the excitement about the success of the Alton Math Games League and their national championship title. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences Dean Greg Budzban led the league, believing that gamifying mathematics will engage young learners and foster an interest in the subject of math. ...
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities is honored to announce that its director and president, Mannie Jackson was recently inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Jackson was directly chosen as a Class of 2017 Hall of Fame member for his work on the Contributor Committee, a distinguished committee that focuses on prese...
EDWARDSVILLE – Student athletes from around the area received unique and valuable advice from the legendary basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Thursday afternoon at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Following a press conference and before he headed into the fundraising event held by The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities in t...
Brittany Johnson | The Telegraph GRANITE CITY — From football to space travel, one dreamer shared his story with area high school students Wednesday on reaching for the stars despite life’s challenges. Hundreds of students from Granite City, Madison and Venice high schools filled the Granite City High Auditorium, 3101 Madison Ave., an...
GRANITE CITY – Leland Melvin has traveled many roads in his life. One road could have led to the National Football League. Another road did lead him to NASA. Melvin, a former astronaut who flew on two missions on Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2008 and 2009, spoke to a gathering of students from Granite City, Madison and Venice high schools Wedn...
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the MJCHF will partner with the Regional Superintendent of Education, SIUE, and Lewis & Clark Community College to host former NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin, who flew on two Space Shuttle missions. Mr. Melvin will speak to more than 600 students from Granite City, Madison, and Venice high schools. The prog...

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