Our Projects

Multicultural Leadership Academy

The Multicultural Leadership Academy of Will County is a collaboration between Lewis University, Family Bridges, and Spanish Community Center. Founded in November 2018, the Academy is a program for nonprofit and public sector leaders to engage in multicultural leadership in Will County

Multicultural Leadership Academy

The purpose of the Multicultural Leadership Academy is to bring together and train emerging leaders to meet the leadership challenges and opportunities that our diverse suburbs face in the nonprofit sector. Through the academy, they will form a strong network that can call upon each other to continue making Will County a great place for all to live.

After the Peanut Summer STEAM Camp

After the Peanut is a non-profit that provides after school and summer STEAM education, to host their STEAM summer camp at Lewis this year.

Summer Steam Camp

Summer STEAM Camp will energize your child and immerse them into engaging, innovative and forward thinking STEAM experiences.  Choose from 10 unique STEAM weekly topics! Each week offers hands-on, real world, active STEAM activities for ages 9-17 years old. Our Summer STEAM Camp will be hosted at the state of the art Lewis University where your child will soar to new heights! Summer STEAM Camp runs form June 7-August 13, 2021. 

Professional Development Seminars

Each summer, the Center hosts professional development seminars for teachers and education administrators. These seminars cover a variety of topics and provide educators with professional development units approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Summer 2021 offerings can be viewed here: Lewis University | COESS Summer Seminars

In addition to the education workshops, the Center will soon also offer professional development workshops for social worker and law enforcement. 

Valley View School District

Faculty Partner Dr. Emily Shayman serves as program evaluator for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Valley View School District, working to provide both formative and summative data that leads to continuous improvement. This programming is currently run across 5 school sites within the VVSD district, with more than 250 families currently participating. This project also provides professional development and family workshops on topics based on the interest and needs that arise from the data.