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Around the Southland: AP students help out at Shepard, $50K grant for Tinley school expansion, and more – Chicago Tribune

Evisha Ford, left, executive director of iCan Dream Center in Tinley Park, accepts a grant award from Devin Maddox, head counsel at Rivers Casino Des Plaines. (iCan Dream Center)


Celebrity Chef Rome stopped by a Tinley Park alternative school to fix a meal, help students ‘live out their dreams’

Celebrity chef Jerome Brown, aka Chef Rome, and iCan Dream student Chris Dorsey prepare a meal Saturday at the iCan Dream Center in Tinley Park. Brown did a cooking demonstration for students and their families in support of a fundraising cookbook they are working on together. (Jesse Wright / Daily Southtown)


“Supported by cannabis taxes, a Tinley Park school graduated its first class of certified nursing assistants while offering young people a second chance at success”

Taryn Turner, left, stands with behavior therapist Zipporah Leach at iCan Dream Center in Tinley Park. Turner recently graduated from the CNA program at the alternative school, where she has studied for four years. (iCan Dream Center)

Dr. Evisha Ford is available for media interviews on the following topics:

  • Equity in Education
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Educational Advocacy
  • Special Education
  • Leadership
  • Public School Administration
  • Marginalized Youth
  • School to Prison Pipeline
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Neurodiversity
  • Implications of Race on Disability Diagnosis and Service Delivery
  • Therapeutic Schools
  • Trauma-Informed Schools


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