NEIU Forges Partnership with Logan Square Neighborhood
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Media Contacts:Dana Navarro|
|September 20, 2013 |
Northeastern El Centro Campus Forges Partnership with Logan Square Neighborhood Association
CHICAGO — Today Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) held a ceremony to mark the beginning of a new formal partnership between the two institutions. Sharon Hahs, president of Northeastern Illinois University, and Nancy Aardema, executive director of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, ceremoniously signed a partnership agreement at the event held this morning at the Logan Square Neighborhood Association offices on Chicago’s Northwest Side.
This partnership is especially important for Northeastern as it prepares for a fall 2014 opening of its new El Centro Campus. The new NEIU El Centro Campus currently is under construction in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood at 3390 N. Avondale Ave., near the intersection of the Kennedy Expressway and Kimball Avenue. In addition to serving Northeastern students, the NEIU El Centro Campus is dedicated to providing resources to its surrounding community.
Hahs said, “Northeastern has enjoyed partnering with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association on programs such as Grow Your Own and Developing Active Leaders in Education. We believe it is important to be a community partner, and we look forward to many other joint initiatives with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association in the future.”
Aardema added, “NEIU is important to our members as we work to engage adults and young people in college education. We appreciate the welcoming nature of NEIU and their willingness to open their doors at El Centro and at the main campus for students who may be the first in their family to attend college. This collaboration is especially important because our work is leading to degrees for students.”
About Northeastern Illinois University
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of learning, teaching and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the most diverse universities in the United States and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
About the Logan Square Neighborhood AssociationThe Logan Square Neighborhood Association is a community agency that convenes and empowers the organizations of Logan Square, Avondale and Lathrop Homes to create and maintain diverse, safe and affordable neighborhoods. By innovating exemplary models of community engagement and transformation, LSNA is a catalyst for more just communities, demonstrating the power of community change locally and on a national level.
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