Chicago, IL, February 19, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- On 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. There is no exchange of equity involved in the arrangement.
Where each organization is seeking to implement new and innovative solutions, the Barrio Foundation will work with ICDHR to bring new ideas from core area of interest to launch. In addition, each agency will retain its independence of the other.
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.
Complimenting their own capabilities by establishing a relationship between innovative civic partners was an essential element of their strategy. Regarding their desire to formulate the partnership, the organizations expect to execute different forms of cooperation and embrace new models for solutions by combining their expertise and knowledge.
Commenting on the move, Michero B. Washington, President of the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations said, “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.”
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,” he concluded.
About The Barrio Foundation
The Barrio Foundation is a world-renowned, 501 (c) (3) not for profit foundation. Robert Renteria addresses youth issues through his Barrio Foundation and uses Barrio book series and school-based and faith-based curricula to inspire, motivate and teach teens and at-risk youth. The organization teaches that part of the solution is to make better choices. The Barrio movement helps change the landscape by offering The Barrio Project’s effective teaching tools.For additional information about Robert Renteria or the Barrio Project, visit http://www.fromthebarrio.com, email robert@fromthebarrio(dot)com, or call 312-933-5619. For speaking engagements, contact Fran Briggs, 206.279.0818
About Illinois Commision On Diversity Ane Human Relations
The ICDHR is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization and one of Chicago's premier civil rights organizations. Michero B. Washington is the president. They provide programs and services that address conflicts across racial and cultural lines and identify resources needed to address causes for human relation disparities. For additional information email email@example.com or visit http://www.icdhr.com . For speaking engagements, contact Fran Briggs, 206.279.0818