Hamilton Wings works to promote leadership development and academic readiness of socially and/or economically challenged children through the use of and access to the arts.
Founded in 1995 by (the late) Ann Jones, then principal of Garfield Elementary School, and Dr. Risé Jones, Hamilton Wings is an enrichment program that uses arts-immersion activities to promote leadership, self-development, and academic readiness among youth in the Elgin community. Hamilton Wings was named in memory of the late Dr. Charles Hamilton Jones.
Photo Judson University: Dr. Jones gratefully accepts the
D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award 2014, "in recognition of significant contributions to the greater good within the
Golden Corridor Community by voluntarily serving others physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual needs."
Hamilton Wings’ programs target diverse, economically and/or socially disadvantaged children aged 2-18 who have limited access to arts and enrichment programs at school and at home. Hamilton Wings offers youth and their families
opportunities for meaningful, creative, non-traditional learning,
and promotes participation by children and families
in the area’s rich cultural resources.
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