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Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

May 12th, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

Esperanza Legal Center will host a free Naturalization Workshop at the Moline Public Library, Saturday, June 11, 11am to 4pm. Information will be provided by volunteers and led by Carolyn O’Connor, Immigration Legal Specialist (DOJ Accredited). The application process is simple with the help from Esperanza Legal Center’s experts. Volunteers speak Spanish and other languages may be available. For more information, please call 309-732-0047.  Read More

Davenport Community School District to Host Inclusion Night Gala with Special Olympics

May 10th, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

The Davenport Community School District is hosting an inclusion Night Gala Wednesday, May 11, 2022. John Kliegl, CEO of Special Olympics Iowa, will be there to celebrate the partnership between Special Olympics and Davenport Schools and acknowledge all the wonderful things Davenport’s Unified Champion Schools have done this year. The event is happening 6:00-7:30 p.m. at The Stardust at 218 Iowa Street, Davenport. The Special Olympics Iowa CEO and Superintendent TJ Schneckloth will sign a board to solidify the partnership. Unified Students and parents will attend, mix and mingle to celebrate all... Read More

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo TODAY At Rudy’s Tacos In Davenport

May 7th, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Rudy’s Tacos on Saturday, May 7 in the Village of East Davenport! Come party in our party tent in the back parking lot! Fiesta ’till you siesta! Family fun with a bounce house for the kids! LIVE MUSIC! 1:00-3:00pm Doug Brundies 4:00-6:00pm The Matt Fuller Band 7:00-10:00pm Stranded in the City DRINK SPECIALS! Only at Rudy’s Tacos 11th Street location! The fun starts around Noon!  Read More

Cook County State Atty Kim Foxx to Speak at GBCC Event At Western Illinois University

April 27th, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

Each year, the Western Illinois University Multicultural Center (MCC) hosts identity graduation celebrations, which highlight the uniqueness of underrepresented students’ experiences and celebrate the accomplishments and success of each graduate, while embracing their cultural and familial context. The ceremonies will honor graduates from Casa Latina, the LGBTQ*A community and the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC). The Casa Latina Cultural Center Recognition Banquet was held Friday, April 22. The GBCC event will be held Thursday, April 28, and will feature special keynote speaker Cook... Read More

Iowa’s TapOnIt’s Founder & CEO Named Woman of the Year People’s Choice Award Winner

April 13th, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

TapOnIt’s Founder and CEO, Katie Castillo-Wilson, was named People’s Choice Award Winner at Mobile Growth Association’s 2022 Women of the Year Awards.The Women of the Year Awards honor exceptional female mobile app marketers for their contributions to the industry. The People’s Choice award is awarded to the All-Around Woman of The Year according to the Mobile Growth Community and is chosen based on contributions to the industry, leadership, integrity, and ability to drive growth. The Mobile Growth Association is a global society and accepts nominations from around the world.The award ceremony... Read More

Moline Human Rights Commission Seeks Input From Community

April 13th, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

The Moline Human Rights Commission is seeking input from residents in an effort to identify – and ultimately address – issues of inequality, discrimination or other challenges to inclusivity and rights that may be outstanding in the community. The seven-member committee, appointed by Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati in the fall of 2021, has created a Moline Human Rights Community Questionnaire that is available on the city’s website and social media platforms. The questionnaire asks respondents to share their experiences in areas such as equal opportunity in employment, housing and other services... Read More

Anti-Racism Task Force Established at Western Illinois University

April 11th, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – When Guiyou Huang started his tenure as Western Illinois University’s 12th president in January 2021, one of his core initiatives was to further the University’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and efforts. Huang has created a new Anti-Racism Task Force (ARTF), composed of approximately 22 faculty, staff, students from both campuses, as well as community members. The task force recently held its first meeting, which included training presentations from Jessica C. Harris, vice chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Southern Illinois... Read More

Quad City River Bandits Partner With Group O To Celebrate Hispanic And Latino Culture

April 5th, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

The Quad City River Bandits are celebrating the local Hispanic and Latino community with a new 2022 Copa de la Diversión identity… ¡Bandidos del Río! The team is partnering with Group O to celebrate the Quad Cities’ Hispanic/Latino communities this summer by becoming “Bandidos del Rio” for each of the team’s 11 Wednesday home games. During the games, the players will wear special jerseys that include a serape-inspired design on the sleeves and caps featuring River Bandits mascot Rascal wearing a sombrero and mask that also include the serape-inspired design. Check out... Read More

BREAKING: Group O appoints Kevin Kotecki as New CEO

March 31st, 2022
Moline Public Library Offers Free Assistance with Naturalization Process

BREAKING NEWS: Group O announced today that Kevin Kotecki has been appointed its new CEO. A visionary leader with a unique combination of skills and accomplishments from both large corporations and entrepreneurial businesses, Kevin will continue the momentum built by Gregg Ontiveros. Gregg Ontiveros’ entrepreneurial spirit and continuous interest in emerging technologies has taken Group O from a $49M company in 1999 to the thriving $900M multi–faceted enterprise it is today. As principal owner, Gregg Ontiveros will continue to focus his time and talents to building new and existing client... Read More

East Moline’s Glenview Middle School Mariachi Band Keeps Hispanic Music And Heritage Alive

March 26th, 2022
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The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! Nearly one in every five East Moline residents is Hispanic or Latino, so it makes sense there is a solid Mariachi band program at Glenview Middle School, 3100 7th St., East Moline. Formed in 2015 by Richard Clark, who retired last year, the Mexican music program is under the new direction of Monike Hill of Davenport, who has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting and Pedagogy... Read More