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Volunteers Welcome Students Back to School

Volunteers from Saving Black Minds and the East St. Louis branch of the NAACP organized a Back 2 School Receiving Line for District 189 schools. Joined by city officials, state patrol officers and representatives from local churches, sororities, fraternities as well as community organizations, these volunteers ensured that students arriving on the first day of school were welcomed and encouraged. Their message to students was clear: education matters and you matter!

Known participating organizations include:

Saving Black Minds

NAACP East St. Louis Branch

Pan Hellenic Council, East St. Louis

Emerson Park

City of East St. Louis

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House

Christian Activity Center

New Life Community Church

Living the Word Church

Illinois State Highway Patrol

State Representative LaToya Greenwood

Kid Friendly Network

St. Clair County Juvenile Justice Center

St. Luke AME Church

Community Development Sustainable Solutions

Parsons Place