Asserting Achievement Literacy & Resiliency (AALR) is hosting its Fourth Annual Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, December 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ashton Place, 341 75th Street in Willowbrook, IL. All community members are invited to come celebrate area youth, feast on a delicious meal, learn more about our programs, support our students, meet our board, and recognize our sponsors and volunteers. There will be entertainment, guest speakers, student performances, and raffle prizes.
Tickets are only $35 per person or $300 for a table of 10 with payment by cash or check made payable to AALR.
To purchase tickets online through November 25 CLICK HERE
Or contact St. John Lutheran Church, 7214 South Cass in Darien during business hours, or by contacting Kathy Spencer, Darien School District 61 Social Worker, at
or 630-964-5200. Donations and sponsorship are also available. Proceeds from the luncheon will support the DAAWN Tutoring Program, the DAAWN Parent Club, and the Rev. Henry Soles and Sister Olivia Garth Scholarships.
Launched in 2011 as the education program of AALR, DAAWN provides support to students and their parents through a coalition of civic, social, and non-profit organizations; churches; community volunteers; and concerned stakeholders interested in improving the educational outcomes. Their mission is to empower students to reach their highest potential and become contributing members of society.
In the past three years, DAAWN has emerged as a premier tutoring program providing opportunities for role modeling, academic growth, cultural learning and awareness, social activities and outings, community service, character building, growth in self-esteem, and responsibility and incentive programs. Its site is St. John Lutheran Church in Darien, IL.
In response to parents who expressed a desire to learn how to enhance their personal and professional skills, a DAAWN Parent Club was started. Through coaching, mentoring, and informative workshops on goal setting, budgeting, stress relief, and work/life balance, parents are equipped and empowered to better support their children.
To learn more about these programs of AALR, CLICK HERE
If you would like to partner with AALR as a volunteer or donor, please contact Amania Drane at
To view a flyer for this event, please CLICK HERE