Three JTHS students awarded National Hook-Up of Black Women Joliet Chapter Scholarship in Partnership with Zonta Club of Joliet
June 5, 2017 08:12 AM
In partnership with the Zonta Club of Joliet, three JTHS seniors were awarded the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc., Joliet Chapter scholarship for 2017 at the Scholarship Reception held on Saturday, June 3rd at 1 Doris Avenue in Joliet. The scholarships were funded by the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission in addition to proceeds generated from the Women and Girls Health Expo, a partnership between the Zonta Club of Joliet and the National Hook Up of Black Women.
The purpose of the scholarships is to promote higher education which is NHBW's community and social responsibility. All groups have the common goal of advocating for women and their families, empowering them in the areas of health and wellness, community service, education and the arts.
Congratulations to the following JTHS students:
· Joliet Central High School: Nisa Theard
· Joliet West High School: Jada Brand and Jaylin Holland
About the National Hook-Up of Black Women
The Joliet Chapter of the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc., founded in 1991 under the direction of Dorothy J. Campbell, works to improve the quality of life, facilitate family preservation, achieve self-empowerment, and promote economic development. To learn more, visit www.nhbwinc.com/joliet.
About the Zonta Club of Joliet
The Zonta Club of Joliet, established in 1973, has been dedicated to improving the lives of women locally and globally through service, advocacy, and fundraising. The Zonta Club of Joliet is a member of Zonta International – located in Oakbrook, Illinois. To learn more, visit www.jolietzonta.org.
About the Women & Girls Heath Expo
The National Hook-Up of Black Women and the Zonta Club of Joliet joined forces to advance the status of women and girls in the Joliet area community by hosting their first-ever Women & Girls Health Expo in October 2016 at the Joliet Central High School Student Center. This free public event provided both educational programming and access to community resources,
About the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission: Realizing that social and economic well-being are often factors impacting an individuals’ health, the Commission is committed to creating a stronger, healthier future for the east side neighborhood, which has suffered from lack of economic development over the past decades. Learn more at http://www.silvercross.org/about-us/community-connections/silver-cross-healthy-community-commission.