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Hundreds Celebrate the New SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center during Dedication Ceremonies

27 May 2016, 10:23 AM

Ribbon cutting

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, an Olympic legend, gold medal winner and East St. Louis native, thanked Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for its partnership during the Wednesday, May 25 ribbon cutting and open house for the SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start center that bears her name. 

Approximately 150 people attended the dedication of the new wing at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, which includes the SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center. Cutting the ribbon were J...

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Registration is Open for SIUE East St. Louis Center Performing Arts Summer Program

20 May 2016, 1:39 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) Performing Arts Summer Program will continue the legacy of legendary dancer, anthropologist and social activist. Katherine Dunham, by providing educational and cultural enrichment for the surrounding community. 

Summer dance

Classes, for youth ages 6-17, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, June 27-Friday, July 29 at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. The cost, which includes daily lunches and field trips, is $150 per child...

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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation Offer New Program for Children

17 May 2016, 4:58 PM

Olympic legend and gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 during a ribbon cutting ceremony in East St. Louis for the new Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start Program’s new wing located at the Foundation Center which bears her name. 

annette“We are excited about the lives of children and families whose lives will be enhanced and empowered because of the partnership between SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start and the Jacki...

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SIUE Charter High School Class of 2016 Graduates all College Bound

17 May 2016, 8:53 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) graduating class of 2016 was encouraged to experience life and not be afraid to make mistakes during their commencement ceremony held Friday, May 13 in SIUE’s Morris University Center. 

Leach and Crowell

“It’s time to grow up. Step up. Mess up a little, but clean it up,” T’Yon Leach, CHS commencement speaker and valedictorian, told his classmates. “We may not always get it right the ...

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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Seniors Display Their Accomplishments

9 May 2016, 1:53 PM

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Through tears and laughter, anxiousness and great pride, 30 students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) presented the highlights of their high school career from May 3-5, as part of their Senior Exit Portfolio Presentations.

“I want to say thank you for not giving up on me and wanting the best for me,” said Ajane’ Muhammad, concluding her presentation through watery eyes.

 “It has ...

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SIUE East St. Louis Center to Participate in Give STL Day on May 3

21 April 2016, 4:16 PM

Jesse Dixon, executive director of the SIUE East St. Louis CenterThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (SIUE ESLC) is participating in Give STL Day on Tuesday, May 3. Give STL Day is part of a national fundraising event called Give Local America (GLA). During the 24-hour nationwide crowd funding event, individuals can make online donations in support of the SIUE ESLC and hundreds of other nonprofits by visiting givestlday.org.

“Giving to the SIUE East St. Louis Center on Give STL Day is an opportunity to support success fr...

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SIUE Head Start Children Enjoy Robotics, Courtesy of the SIUE Math and Science Program

15 March 2016, 3:41 PM

Lara and children Head Start children

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start students enjoyed a day of playing and learning about robotics on Tuesday, March 8 from the SIUE Upward Bound Math and Science Center staff. 

At the invitation of the Discovery Center Head Start, the Math and Science staff visited approximately 30 students ages three-five and taught robotics while conducting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities. 

“Through ...

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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Teams Up with Greater East St. Louis Innovation Zone to Help Children Succeed

14 March 2016, 3:57 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start Program will take part in a community-wide professional development session from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 to help educators and home visitors better educate children in Greater East St. Louis. 

The Greater East St. Louis Innovation Zone will host the first community-wide professional development session at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus, 601 James R. Thompson Blvd, Building D in East St. Louis. ...

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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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