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SIUE Head Start Parent Wins State and Regional Awards

28 January 2016, 2:38 PM

Valerie Young Sandy and Valerie

The goal is to never stop learning – that goes for her two small children and herself, said Valerie Elizabeth Young, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start parent, who won one of the program’s highest state and regional awards. 

Young, SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Home Based parent, was chosen as the Illinois Head Start Parent of the Year and the Region V Parent of the Year for 2015. Region V consists of Illinois, India...

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SIUE East St. Louis Center Spotlighted in Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Publication

15 January 2016, 1:43 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s East St. Louis Center (ESLC) was noted for its work in preparing Metro East youth for school, college and career readiness in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ bridges.

The article is written by Johanna Strong Wharton, director of special projects at the ESLC.   Read more about the successes of the Center in bridges.

SIUE East St. Louis Center: With a focus on empowering people and strengthening communities, the SIUE E...

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SIUE East St. Louis Center Students Perform Holiday Musical Greats

21 December 2015, 1:35 PM

Little Drummer BoyStudents from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start Discovery Center for Little Scholars and East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) delighted their audience Friday, Dec. 18 with tunes from “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and more. 

Students, ranging from ages of infants through 17, presented the 2nd annual Winter Wonderland program at the Discovery Center for Little...

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SIUE CHS Students Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day Meal

25 November 2015, 9:21 AM

Gina Washington Willis Young

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) administrators and faculty treated students and their guests to a sit-down Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. 

Gina Washington, CHS director; Willis Young, CHS assistant director, and other CHS staff served more than 135 people on Tuesday, Nov. 24 in the Multipurpose Room at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. The meal included turkey, ham, dressing, candied yams, strin...

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SDM Hosts Upward Bound Math and Science Students for a Day of Dentistry

18 November 2015, 9:16 AM

Dylan
Chanae
Dr. Jain

After learning about the effects of sugar and bacteria on teeth at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SDM), 16-year-old Dylan Millitello dug out the candy from his pants pocket and threw it away.

“I like the workshop. I’m learning some good things about my teeth and my health,” said Millitello.

Millitello took part in the Friday, Nov. 13 workshop, ‘Dentists for a Day’ at SDM, along with 15 other youth from SIUE&...

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SIUE Head Start Joins East St. Louis Early Childhood Advocates to Help Children

10 November 2015, 3:29 PM

Gail Nelson

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start is one of several area agencies that have joined to help improve the lives of children, including expectant parents and children birth through five years, throughout the Greater East St. Louis community. 

“We don’t have to compete for children. We need to align ourselves and our programs to meet the many needs of children and their families,” said Gail Nelson, Quality Rating Improv...

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U.S. District Court Awards Supplies to SIUE's Project Success

5 November 2015, 11:16 AM

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For Janina Turley, director for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center Project Success program, Tuesday, Nov. 3 was better than Christmas Day. 

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois’ Joint Community Outreach Committee gave the program $500 worth of toys and school supplies. The items included board games, arts, crafts and healthy snacks, as well as playground items like jump ropes, baseball gloves, and basketballs as part of its ...

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Former LA Laker Motivates CHS Students to Make Right Choices

30 October 2015, 3:06 PM

AdrianBranch Championship Ring

The importance of making good choices is the message that former Los Angeles Laker player Adrian Branch brought to a group of students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center on Oct. 27.

“In your life, you are not born a winner or a loser,” said the 6-foot, 7-inch former guard/forward. “You are born a chooser. Your choices determine who you become.”

Branch, now a college basketball analyst for ESPN, came to the Center a...

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East St. Louis CHS Students Broaden Their Experience in SIUE College Course

27 October 2015, 3:47 PM

Leach
Crowell
Latta
Rambsy Miles

More than 25 young African American men sit at rapt attention, taking notes about an assignment due in a literature course on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. According to Howard Rambsy, PhD, associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, it would be difficult to pick out the four high school students.

The following four SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) seniors are enrolled i...

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