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Torres visits the World War II Memorial in 2012.
Maria Torres, the first student to graduate from NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement major, attended Tuesday’s State of the Union address as the guest of U.S. Rep. Bill Foster. Torres, who graduated in December 2012, moved from Mexico to suburban Carpentersville at age 15 as an undocumented youth. Currently ineligible for citizenship, but granted...
Maria Torres
Moving to suburban Carpentersville from Mexico when she was 15, Maria Torres became involved in fighting for the rights of people like herself: undocumented immigrants in the United States. Growing up as the son of executive directors in the Salvation Army, Tom Babbitt knew he also wanted a career path where he could assist others...
NIU students enrolled in PSPA 401 Philanthropy and Volunteerism have applied classroom lessons to making a financial impact on the bottom line of TAILS Humane Society, a nonprofit animal shelter serving DeKalb County. “My class has worked collaboratively with Change for Change, a nonprofit that educates and mobilizes young people to raise money for local...
Six students majoring in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) at Northern Illinois University spent spring break in the nation’s capital learning more about advocacy, nonprofit organizations and the political process. “The program was designed to provide students with real-world, practical experiences that reinforce what they learn in the classroom,” said Ben Bingle, program coordinator...