There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
Our vision is safe, healthy and resilient African American children, families, and communities.
Established in 2005, the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (ILAACP) is a statewide, membership-based charitable organization that strengthens prevention systems, policies, and programs in underserved communities through culturally-relevant research, training, and advocacy.
Our Four Pillars
• Raise public awareness and consciousness about the social and health disparities negatively affecting Illinois’ African American communities.
• Identify, assess, and promote effective and culturally competent prevention programs, policies and strategies.
• Build the capacity of African American organizations to provide high quality prevention services through training, coaching, and evaluation.
• Increase funding and resources for ILAACP members by educating Illinois’ legislators, taxpayers, and others about the cost-effectiveness of prevention and early intervention.
Our Core Values
We believe that many of the social and health disparities negatively affecting African American children and families are preventable.
We believe the best prevention-based solutions are rooted in the community and build on its existing assets.
We believe in the power of collective impact and establish equitable working relationships with private, public and community stakeholders.
We strive for excellence in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our mission work.
We ensure alignment between our actions and our beliefs. We value honesty, transparency, and stewardship.
We believe in holding ourselves and our stakeholders responsible for clear, measurable outcomes.
Membership with ILAACP grants you access to our news publications, current information on state and federal legislation and policy. Also research and best practices for prevention and early intervention. Sign up today.