We would like to thank the Lake County Health Department for sending representatives to educate our clients on the Illinois WIC program offered to current and expecting mothers. Here we have Anna and Ericka!
Here is our Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Umraan Syed, who spearheaded a project yesterday to donate an estimated 5,000 pounds of food to Islamic Oasis, Rohingya Culture Center, and our very own Hope Food Pantry at The Urban Muslim Minority Alliance (UMMA) Center! Thank you to all our donors who made this possible and the Northern Illinois Food Bank and AmazonFresh for the delicious donations. Alhumdulilah we were able to feed over 150 families with your renew
This Ramadan, you can sponsor a student and really see your gift’s impact.
https://donorbox.org/umma-sponsor-a-student You can sponsor a student out of poverty:
- Access food through our food pantry
- Complete their GED
- Graduate from our CareerLink Job Preparation Classes
- Gain computer literacy in English and Spanish
- Enter into Administrative Living Wage Jobs
- Enter into STEM Living Wage Jobs
- Gain financial literacy
Teacher Mary Turley is beaming with pride because Marcel has only one GED test left! He has the best attendance of all our students even while working two part-time jobs.
Help students like Marcel finish their GED!https://donorbox.org/umma-sponsor-a-student
Our first UMMA Fest has come and passed, and what an event it was. Face painting, delicious food, free haircuts, and good company were all present, showing the rich diverse vibrancy of our community! None of it would have been possible without the generous donations from local businesses, our cities leaders who attended, and of course our benevolent volunteers. Very special thanks to Mayor Cunningham, Congressman Schneider, Mayor Rockingham of North Chicago, and Amy Whitis fo