The Barrio Project, ICDHR and eMediaCampaigns Form Collaborative Partnership

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsOn the heels of President Obama’s gun control speech in Illinois last week, Chicago’s, Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR), The Barrio Project and eMediaCampaigns announced that they have formed a collaborative partnership to proactively expound on anti-violence education, youth initiatives and contribute to other community proponents.

“We’re excited to work with Robert Renteria and the Barrio Foundation and make an impact on violence in our community. They have a proven ability to help transform the lives of our children and their families. I am looking forward to building this collaborative network which shows our youth that they have options,” said Michero B. Washington, president of the Illinois commission on Diversity and Human Relations.

Both organizations seek to develop a community-based interventions designed to educate and provide harmony and diversity that cross race, gender, ethnicity and cultural divides between the inner city and suburbia. They will also address youth and adults who externalize behaviors that place self and others at risk.

Robert Renteria, added, “We are honored to be working with a like-missioned agency like the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations. We have similar school-based and faith-based curriculum which inspires, motivates, and teaches teens and at-risk youth how to make better choices. President Obama returned to Chicago on Friday to address what I refer to as one on the ‘now issues’ — gun control. Our intention is to help people and to address the now issues of guns, knives, drugs, needles, booze and cigarettes.”

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