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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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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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