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Iowa And Illinois Grants Over $700,000 Awarded By Doris & Victor Day Foundation

August 5th, 2022
Iowa And Illinois Grants Over $700,000 Awarded By Doris & Victor Day Foundation

Tyla Sherwin-Cole, Executive Director of the Doris & Victor Day Foundation announced the Foundation has awarded grants totaling $701,000 for the current grant cycle. The grant awards to Scott and Rock Island County not-for-profit organizations and programs culminates a months-long review process, said Tyla. The directors strive to bring to reality the goal of Doris and Victor Day to make the Quad Cities a “better place.” Since its funding by a $10 million dollar gift from Doris Day Estate in 1987, the foundation has distributed $24.468 million dollars in grants and currently has assets... Read More

Milan’s Group O listed as one of the “50 Most Powerful Hispanic Businesses” in Illinois

June 30th, 2022
Milan's Group O listed as one of the “50 Most Powerful Hispanic Businesses” in Illinois

Milan, Ill. – Negocios Now, a national award-winning publication focused on Hispanic business, has included Group O in its annual list of 50 Most Powerful Hispanic Businesses in its recent edition of “Who’s Who in Hispanic Business.” The list consists of top Hispanic-owned businesses making a clear difference in this country. Gregg Ontiveros was recognized for turning Group O from a $50M business in 1999 into the $900+M diversified services firm it is today thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and can-do philosophy. Ontiveros leads with a hands-on approach, remaining very involved in all... Read More

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

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

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

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

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 Human Rights Commission Seeks Input From Community

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
Anti-Racism Task Force Established at Western Illinois University

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

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