NEIU Forges Partnership with Korean American Community Services
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||Media Contacts:Dana Navarro|
|January 23, 2014 |
Northeastern Illinois University El Centro Campus Forges Community Partnership with Korean American Community Services
CHICAGO — Today Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and Korean American Community Services held a ceremony to mark the beginning of a new formal partnership between the two institutions. Sharon Hahs, president of Northeastern Illinois University, and Inchul Choi executive director of Korean American Community Services, ceremoniously signed a partnership agreement at the event held this morning at the Korean American Community Services 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, “We are taking the opportunity, presented by this important new location, to expand our relationships with community partners, like the Korean American Community Services. We believe it is important to be a community partner and we want the community to feel welcomed at Northeastern Illinois University.”
Choi added, “Through an MOU, KACS clients may enroll at Northeastern to further their education, Northeastern students may choose to volunteer at KACS, including our ESL tutorial sessions, and Northeastern and KACS will conduct community-engaged researches that translate research findings into program implementation.”
About Northeastern Illinois University
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving 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 Korean American Community ServicesFounded in 1972, KACS is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive social service organization for Korean Americans and other people in need in metropolitan Chicago, providing services to approximately 12,000 people.
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