Special education teacher and grassroots community activist Anthony V. Clark ’11, who obtained his M.A.T. in Special Education from National Louis University, is challenging longtime Congressman Danny K. Davis in the March 2018 primary election.
Clark is running in the 7th Congressional district, which includes west suburban Bellwood, Forest Park, Oak Park, Maywood, and Westchester, as well as adjoining neighborhoods on the West side of Chicago.
According to a Chicago Sun-Times candidate interview with Clark, he works as a special education teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Additionally, he started a non-profit called Suburban Unity Alliance, which hosts scholarships, offers assistance to individuals with DACA status, and purchases security systems for churches which are being harassed by white supremacist organizations. Another group the organization formed connects at-risk youth in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood with employers in Oak Park.
Clark, who is a military veteran, is running against U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, who has represented the 7th district of Illinois in Congress since 1996. Davis serves on the United States House Committee on Ways and Means.
See the Sun-Times story here.
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By Casey Platt, Career Advisor at National Louis University
Applying for jobs may sound like a simple task, but in reality, it can be a time-consuming process. Especially if you have obligations such as family, work, school, and other life responsibilities, it can sometimes be difficult to find time for sleep, let alone searching and applying for jobs. Devoting more time to the job search process usually means higher quality applications, which will help you to stand out in a sea of applicants. This means a higher likelihood of getting the job you want! How can you fit the numerous job hunt steps into your busy schedule? You may want to consider the following tips: Continue reading
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Chicago Tribune Theater Critic Chris Jones named Reiter’s performance in the 2016 production of “Rose” as one of his “Top 10 Stage Performances of 2016.” The current production is a remount of that show. Continue reading
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It takes a battery of leadership skills and abilities to helm a community school, wrote Azcoitia, along with co-authors Ted Purinton, Ed.D., former director of NLU’s National College of Education’s department of educational leadership, and alum Karen Carlson, Ph.D. Phi Delta Kappa is a professional association for educators, and the Kappan is its magazine. Continue reading
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The event, “Racism and Denial in the Trump Years,” is sponsored by National Louis University’s Civic Engagement Center, in conjunction with the College of Professional Studies and Advancement, National College of Education, Master of Public Administration program and Student Experience. It will take place Thursday, February 15th from 4 to 6 pm in the Atrium at the Chicago campus. Continue reading
Antonio Mannings and three other National Louis University student veterans attended the Student Veterans of America national conference in January in San Antonio, Texas.
Advocating for student veterans was on the minds of four National Louis University students when they traveled to San Antonio, Texas to attend the Student Veterans of America (SVA) National Conference.
Antonio Mannings, Cole Brewer, LeShawn Daniels and Nina Ellison made the trip in January in order to connect with other veterans, bolster NLU’s chapter and support veterans’ education success. Continue reading
Kristin Lems, Ed.D., National Louis University professor of ESL and bilingual education, is writing a musical about her family’s history with legendary Chicago social reformer Jane Addams and her Hull House settlement house.
The sepia-toned photo shows a young woman with the characteristic bobbed, wavy hair of the 1920s holding a baby. Look closely, and you’ll see the baby is wearing a sweater.
Kristin Lems, Ed.D., professor of ESL and bilingual education at National Louis University, notes with awe that legendary Chicago social reform pioneer Jane Addams knitted the sweater for the baby, who is Lems’ mother, Carol Lems-Dworkin, now 93. Continue reading
By Consiglia Intile, Assistant Director of Career Services
First impressions are critical in a job search. They can either jumpstart your search or bring it to a halt.
You make your first impression on the employer with the documents you send, especially the resume. Your resume’s format, presentation, content and grammar will give the employer a strong sense of the soft skills you have and ones you need to further develop. Continue reading