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:
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 strong and vibrant communities.
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!
Gov. Pat Quinn, who issued a proclamation declaring
Wednesday “Civil Rights Act Day,” joined several African-American
political and religious leaders at Quinn Chapel AME Church, where he
signed legislation expanding the role of the Illinois African American