From left: Dr. Ed Hightower, executive director of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities; and Randy Gori, Beth Gori and Sara Salger, partners at Gori Julian & Associates.
EDWARDSVILLE – Gori Julian & Associates showed a commitment to Madison County youth today by donating $100,000 toward the “Conversation Toward a Brighter Future” campaign.
More than 200 middle school and high school students from 23 schools in Madison County are participating in the action-based project, which encourages young people to make the country better by engaging in conversations aimed at battling negative discourse and polarization.
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities, Lewis and Clark Community College and partnering Regional Superintendent of Schools for Madison County are working with area schools in support of this mission.
Randy Gori, founding partner at Gori Julian & Associates said, “We are happy to support this initiative that encourages our youth to ‘think outside of the box’ and consider how we must treat each other to exist and thrive as a society. The mission of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities is important work so we encourage others to do what they can to keep conversations like this one ongoing.”
Participants are now working in school teams to identify and research issues and create a plan that yields positive results and measurable outcomes that can be replicated by other schools and communities. Additionally, local students have the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 to fund a two-year research project of their creation. People can learn more about this county-wide project by visiting the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities website at http://www.mjchf.org/page/brighter-future-new/.
About Gori Julian & Associates
Gori Julian & Associates was formed in 2008 by Randy Gori and Barry Julian and since has recovered more than $2 billion in compensation for those suffering as a result of asbestos exposure, occupational disease and pharmaceutical litigation.
— From the Illinois Business Journal