About Abraham Lincoln Center for Character Development

 

The Abraham Lincoln Center for Character Development was founded on Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, 2003 as a not-for-profit organization whose mission is “to provide character development training, measurement and evaluation services and community coalition-building support to families, schools, business, communities and other organizations throughout the state of Illinois.”

The emphasis and activities have been focused on working with schools and whole communities to develop the social capital of the next generation. This initiative has involved coordinating efforts throughout the county and encouraging youth-serving organizations (and individual adults) to incorporate character building concepts into all they do. Most communities in DuPage County have adopted the Six Pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS!– trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship, but the Lincoln Center also supports communities using other approaches.

The Lincoln Center is a member of the CHARACTER COUNTS! National Coalition, the Character Education Partnership, and a sponsor of the Smart and Good High School project from the Center for the 4th & 5th Rs (Respect & Responsibility). In 2006, The Lincoln Center joined the University of Illinois Extension in collaborating to develop the Character@Work program for small businesses.

 For More Info,  please visit  www.lincolncharacter.org