Save the Date
Join Quad Cities Interfaith on October 5th, 2012 for QCI's 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser at the St. Ambrose Rogalski Center from 6-10pm. We'll keep you updated as the details unfold.
QCI meets every month on the second Tuesday of the month. Next meeting is Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 6:30 pm at St. Mary's Parish Center (525 Fillmore, Dav.). Come and grow with us.
QCI is bringing toegther local clergy to work on an action calling for equitable acces to public works jobs. The next planning meeting for an August action will be at the QCI Religious Leaders Gathering onTuesday, July 17th at 11:00am, hosted by Reverend Rogers Kirk, Jr. Pastor, Third Missionary Baptist Church. We will meet at 222 W. 14th Street, Davenport. If your clergy or congregation would like more information , contact Leslie Kilgannon at 563.322.4910
Come visit QCI at the QC Juneteenth Festival on June 23rd, 2012 from 10am-9pm at LeClaire Park (downtown Davenport). For more info, visit www.qcjuneteenth.com
QCI would like to let all congregations know about local summer food programs:
Project NOW will conduct a Summer Food Service Program for children ages 0-18 years during the summer. The addresses and dates of operation are below:
Colona Grade School
June 4 to June 29
St. Colona, IL 61241
Eagle Ridge School
June 4 to August 10
2002 Eagle Ridge Dr, Silvis, IL 61282
Moline Housing Authority, Springbrook
June 4 to August 10
Avenue A, Moline, IL 61265
June 4 to August 10
2215 Morton Dr, East Moline, IL 61241
The Summer Food Service Program is available to all eligible children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992
(Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339
; or (800) 845-6136
(Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
If you are interested in further information regarding this program, please contact Ron Lund at 309-793-6391
The Davenport Community Schools will offer free meals to children from 1-18 years old at summer program site, and the city's parks department will provide activities. Adults may accompany children to the sites, but meals are provided only for the children. The Community Cafe sites will operate June 11 through July 13, expect July 4.
Outdoor sites (lunch only):
Goose Creek/Americana Park, West 60th and Scott streets, 10:50 a.m.-11:25 a.m.
Herrington Park, 1100 Gaines St., 12:15-12:35 p.m.
Roosevelt Center, 1220 Minnie Ave., 11:35-11:55 a.m.
Sister Concetta Park, 6th and Warren streets, 11:40 a.m. to noon
Van Buren Park, Lincoln and Elmwood avenues, 11-11:20 a.m.
Whalen Park, 2800 W. 72nd St., 11:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Emeis Park, 2000 Emeis Drive, 12:15-12:35 p.m.
Buchanan Elementary, 4515 N. Fairmount St., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Garfield Elementary, 902 E. 29th St., breakfast from 7:40-8:05 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. extended dates June 4-July 27
Hayes Elementary, 622 S. Concord St., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Madison Elementary, 116 E. Locust St., breakfast from 7:40-8:05 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Monroe Elementary, 1926 W. 4th St., breakfast from 7:40-8:05 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Truman Elementary, 5506 N. Pine St., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Washington Elementary, 1608 E. Locust St., breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. June 11-June 28 only, lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Davenport Parks and Recreation will offer free activities for children before and after lunch June 11 to July13. Parks staff and Youth Corps Volunteers will provide art, music, games, gardening, story time and more as an expansion of the mobile playground program. Before lunch activities will run from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Roosevelt Center, aTruman Elementary sites. After lunch activities will be held from 12:30-1 pm at the Hayes and Washington Elementary sites and 12-1:30 pm at Goose Creek/Americana Park. No registration is required.
Help support QCI through the Birdies For Chartity (John Deere Classic). The Birdies for Chartity organization has been around for years and has given out millions of dollars to non-profit organizations in the Quad Cities Area. On the average, if you donate just $.01 you will give $15 - $20. You may also give a one time gift of your choice for a dollar amount that you chose. This program also gives QCI a bonus of 5 to 10 % of the dollar amount donated in our name. Our Birdies for Chartity # 1065 is what you want to use so QCI will get your donation. We will pledge cards at the QCI office or you should be able to download a pledge card from the birdies for chartiy website http://www.birdiesforchartity.com/birdies.html
. All donations are tax deductible.
QCI Monthly Committees
Fundraising meets June 1st, 2012
The Fundraising Committee is currently working on QCI's 25th Anniversary Fundraising Celebration to be held October 5th, 2012. We are very excited about this event and will give you more details as our event details unfold. Please save this date. We hope to have all of you there. We are currently working on a Taco Tuesday Fundraising event to be held at Mulligan's Valley Pub in Coal Valley in July. We are waiting for a date confirmation from Mulligan's. And will keep you posted as we work out the details. We are very excited about all the FUN we are having this year!
Transportation Equity and Jobs Coalition
The Transportation Equity and Jobs has been working hard to ensure that our community benefits with local jobs and a diverse workforce on the Chicago to Moline Passenger Rail . The Coalition continues to grow and has participation from the US Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, Youth Build Quad Cities, NAACP Davenport and NAACP Rock Island County, as well as many people of faith. Recently leaders met with IL Secretary of Transportation Ann Schenider and IL DOT Chief Counsel Ellen Schanzle about implemetation of Project Labor Agreement, and implementation of the CBA platform in the rail projects in the QCA, Springfield and East St Louis.
QCI transportation leader participated in the Transportation Equity Network (TEN) annual conference in Washington D.C. in April to connect with others who are working on similar projects across the US and also met with our legislators to tell them about what the Quad Cities is doing and seeking their support. Our next Task force meeting is May 23rd at 10 AM at Church of Peace in Rock Island. This task force wil be working closely with the clergy who are planning a transportation and jobs action later in the summer.
Local QCI leaders meet US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood: Mr. LaHood spoke at Rock Island and Scott County's Annual Law Day 2012. Pictured are: Illinois Supreme Court Justice McBride, QCI Board Member ClaraDelle Thompson, US Transportation Secreatry Ray LaHood, QCI Director Leslie Kilgannon and QCI Leader Rev. Michael Swartz, Pastor, Church of Peace, UCC in Rock Island.
Immigration Task Force
The Immigration Task Force is focusing on voter registration, making sure eligible voters are registered. Friday April 20th, QCI leaders will join a national webinar training on GOTV, voter registration. Task force is also focusing on know your rights sessions for the immigrant communities in the Quad Cities. A broader concern is that each immigrant understands the rights and challenges pertinent to his or her immigration status. The task force is looking at ways to work with other entities in the community to make this information available. Training will be provided to task force members so they will have a fuller understanding of immigration legal issues. Lastly, the task force has been discussing the problem of human trafficking along Interstate 80 in Iowa. The task force will continue to explore this issue. Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 5:30pm at Village Inn (Harrison Street).
Health Equity Task Force
The Health Equity Task Force is looking at health care issues that arise when patients are not fluent in written and spoken English. We know that clear communication is often a challenge in health care encounters, especially those that are stressful, but a whole level of complexity is added when a third party translator is involved. Finding ways to help these situations locally will help reduce certain disparities in health care, improve equity in health care services, and ultimately, we hope, improve the health of a significant number of members of our community. Please join us at our next meeting: 5:00 PM, Thursday, May 31st, 2012, QCI Conference Room, 111 E. 3rd St (4th floor), Davenport.
Hear Us Now Youth Leaders
Yvonne Villagomez has organized and is leading a group of 10 or so Latino youths from St. Mary’s Davenport parish. The youth have made it clear that they’re interested in tackling the issues of immigration/discrimination and bullying. The leader are planning their meeting with our elected congress persons to discuss the need for humane immigration reform that keeps families together. If your youth groups wants to get involved, please call QCI office.
QCI monthly Leadership Assembly -- Tuesday, June 12th at St Mary's Church - 912 Fillmore, Davenport
Gamaliel of Illinois National LeadershipTraining July 8th-July 14th,2012 Mundelein, IL
Gamaliel of Illinios Week Long Training August 5th-August 11th, 2012 Chicago, IL
International Leadership Training December 6th-8th, 2012 (site TBD)
Coming Soon- Back by Popular Demand! QCI Taco Night Fundraisier coming this July 2012! Watch this space for more info!
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