Tuesday, October 7, 2008

::Community Events: Chicago::

Habilitative Systems, Inc. Celebrates 30th Anniversary with “Jazz with Pizzazz 2008” Fundraiser, Featuring Award-Winning Musician Najee

In 1978, a small group of church folks refused to ignore the abject poverty on Chicago’s West side. They realized they had to do something to uplift the most vulnerable members of the community. Their answer was to form Habilitative Systems, Inc. (HSI), a nonprofit organization - that during the past three decades – has worked to uplift at-risk children, adults and families, as well as those suffering from disabilities and substance abuse.

The agency will proudly celebrate this remarkable milestone on October 11, 2008, with its annual fundraiser, “Jazz with Pizzazz 2008,” featuring award-winning artist Najee. “Jazz with Pizzazz 2008” is being held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr., with the reception starting at 6:00 p.m.

HSI is among the largest African-American managed, health and human services organization in the Chicago area. At 15 sites, the organization operates 50 vital programs that span the entire life cycle of the thousands of clients served. Among those programs are alcohol and drug rehabilitation, vocation and job training, teen parenting, troubled teen outreach programs, ex-offender re-entry programs, child abuse and neglect prevention services, residential homes for the disabled and mentally impaired, shelters, food pantries for the homeless, and senior housing.

For tickets and information, contact Sharon Moreland, 773-854-8313 or smoreland@habilitative.org

100 Black Men of Chicago’s College Scholarship Fair

Saturday, November 1, 2008
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
University of Illinois Chicago

The Black Star Project encourages high school students from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and other mid-western states to attend the 100 Black Men of Chicago's College fair. To register online, visit www.100bmc.org.