Illinois African American Family Commission
Serving Illinois Residents of all ages!
Greetings from the Illinois African American Family Commission
The Illinois African American Family Commission was established by Public Act 093-0867 to assist various state agencies to advocate for and promote the well-being of African American families and children through public policy.
This will be accomplished by:
- Monitoring existing legislation and programs designed to address the needs of African Americans in Illinois
- Assisting State agencies in developing programs, services, public policies and research strategies that will expand and enhance the social and economic well-being of African American children and families, and
- Facilitating the participation of African Americans in the development, implementation, and planning of strong and vibrant communities.
- Promoting research efforts to document the impact of policies and programs on African-American families.
The Illinois African American Family Commission develops, evaluates and advocates for public policies, plans, research and programs that will strengthen and preserve families, family economics, workforce participation, health status, safety, education and training, and quality of life for African Americans.
“The Illinois African American Family Commission is a catalyst that facilitates partnerships between government entities and communities to ensure a safe, healthy and secure environment for African American children and families, throughout the state of Illinois.”
Michael A. Holmes
Rev. Clifford Spears