Calumet City Health & Wellness Fair

Upcoming Health and Wellness Fair event in Calumet City this Saturday. They have a varied list of vendors who will be able to assist and offer services and resources to the families in our community: Secretary of State-New/Renew/Correct Driver’s License and State ID, Aunt Martha’s Health Centers, CEDA, Walgreens, and many more.

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Latino Art Beat competition

Latino Art Beat is offering $1,000-minimum scholarships to the winners of its 2018 visual arts competition for high school juniors and seniors. The theme for the arts competition is “What Hispanic Heritage & Culture Means to Me.” Artwork must be sent digitally via email to Latino Art Beat for judging; it must be accompanied by an entry form and original essay describing the piece. Latino Art Beat is also offering a film workshop this summer for film and animation students who attend a high school or college in Illinois. Attendees will produce a short film as part of the workshop. Film students interested must submit a recent film work of 15 minutes or less total running time. The deadline for all entries is May 18. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Furnace Repair Assistance for Low-Income Residents

From Senator Napoleon Harris:

Dear Friends,

The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County is helping low-income residents apply for assistance with repairing or replacing a broken furnace through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. I encourage you to contact CEDA if you need assistance with furnace repairs, or pass this information along if you know someone who does, at (800) 571-CEDA (2332) or visit Applications are due March 31.

Check the flyer below for more details. Please feel free to contact my office at (708) 893-0552 with any questions.

Senator Harris
Senator Napoleon Harris, III
15th District – Illinois

Scholarship Opportunities

The 2018-2019 OMD Application is now open!

Please carefully read the requirements below to ensure you are eligible to apply for the 2018-2019 program year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled or plan to be enrolled full-time at an OMD Partner Community College* and graduate no earlier than Spring 2019
  • Be eligible for (and eventually receive) Pell or STAR Scholarship
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • ​Be pursuing your first college degree
    *OMD Partner Community Colleges: the seven City Colleges of Chicago, Harper College, Prairie State College, and South Suburban College.

Applicant must be a Housing Authority of Cook County resident or voucher recipient to be eligible for the Prairie State College and South Suburban College Programs. If you have questions, please [email protected]

Students who applied for OMD in the past are not eligible to re-apply.

About the Application Process

  1. APPLY! The 2018-2019 OMD application is NOW OPEN.
  2. If selected to become an OMD Scholar, students will enter into the Provisional Acceptance period. Provisional acceptance requirements include:
    Reviewing a welcome presentation
    Taking an OMD Program and expectations quiz
    Attending a one-on-one intake meeting
    Meeting all terms of the provisional admissions period. This includes maintaining consistent communication, and submitting relevant documents including transcripts and the Student Aid Report or STAR Scholarship award* to verify Pell or STAR Scholarship Eligibility.
    If you have not yet completed the FAFSA for 2018-2019, please do so here:
    *Star Scholarship recipients who are Pell eligible will be required to submit their SAR. Undocumented students need to only submit proof of receiving the STAR Scholarship.
  3. Attend One Million Degrees New Student Orientation in August 2018.
  4. Once all steps of the Provisional Admissions period are complete, scholars will be officially welcomed to the One Million Degrees program!

Apply Now



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