the mission

The mission of the Elijah Glenn Ward Family Foundation is to provide educational and culturally supportive programs and services for African American men, women, and children and individuals from other populations in the Chicago metropolitan area who face socioeconomic challenges.
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our vision

The vision of the Foundation is to foster, among our brothers and sisters in need of second chances in life, a deepened and more effective integration into family, community and society through the optimal development of personal, creative, academic and professional potential. The Foundation nurtures this potential by adopting culturally-relevant approaches leading to outcomes that ultimately serve to nourish, stabilize and strengthen all of our communities. Our vision emerges from a deep sense of participation in, and commitment to, social processes that seek to bring to all people Truth and a greater Life.

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