African American Family Commission was established by Public Act 093-0867 to assist various state agencies to improve and expand existing human services and educational and community development programs for African Americans.
This will be accomplished by:
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
participation of African Americans in the development, implementation,
and planning of community-based services.
Download a copy of the IAAFC fact
sheet in PDF format by clicking here!
The Illinois African American Family Commission
develops, evaluates and advocates for public
plans, research and
programs that will strengthen
and preserve families, family economics,
workforce participation, health status,
safety, education and training,
quality of life for African Americans.
2013 Annual Report Now Online!
Economic Development Grants For
The Commission has
launched a new initiative to promote community development, job growth and
job retention in underserved communities!
For more information,
This initiative is funded by the Illinois
Department of Commerce and Economic
Serving Illinois Residents
of all ages!
Commissioner, Chief Apostle William McCoy and Director Holmes recognize Mrs. Clara Kirk, the founder
of Clara's House and Clara's Place, and Committeeman Raymond Lopez for
their service and commitment to