This year's Symposium theme is “Raise Your Voice” to highlight the unique perspectives of young people across Chicago. For MAPSCorps’ 2022 Summer Asset Mapping and Advocacy program, we have more than 300 college and high school-aged participants - more than double the number of youth served in 2021. By the program's end, we will have paid more than $550K in youth wages - a welcome relief for many of the low-income families we serve. Our young people are partnering with fourteen community-based organizations to map more than 30,000 community assets across Chicago. Our curriculum teaches them how to collect and analyze community-asset and public health data, and create public policy proposals in response to the public health threats negatively impacting their respective communities.
Community Areas Mapped
OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Denise Asafu-Adjei, MD
Director of Male Reproductive Medicine, Department of Urology at Loyola Medicine
Dr. Denise Asafu-Adjei, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine/Urology at Loyola's medical school. She is an expert in men's health, with a focus on Black men in particular. As a product of effective after-school programming,
Dr. Asafu-Adjei acknowledges her academic opportunities as a necessary stepping stone to the amazing and accomplished human being she is today.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PLENARY PANEL OF ADVISORS
Head of Community Affairs, Amazon
President and CEO, Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative
SPONSORS & FUNDERS
Otho SA Sprague Memorial Institute
Validated parking is available at the Malcolm X College Parking Garage for students, faculty, staff, and MXC visitors.
Students, faculty, and staff are granted acess using their valid MXC ID cards. Visitors will be able to pull out a ticket when entering the garage, which will need to be vaildated at the event in order to exit.