Anne Marie Schlekeway, a former Landmark Education staff member who has inspired those who knew her for her ability to make a difference while dealing with a terminal disease, has died of ALS at the age of 44.
One Woman’s Response to Lou Gherig’s Disease: Kiss My ALS
Formerly a Landmark Education Staff member, Chicago resident Anne Marie Schlekeway was diagnosed in 2009 with ALS. This is the story of how she has dealt with the disease while making a difference for others.
Chicago South Asian Film Festival Debuts in October
Amit Rana conceived of the Chicago South Asian Film Festival while taking part in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program.
Olga’s Beautiful Beings Creates Beauty Day for Abused Women
Video about Olga’s Beautiful Beings, created to aid those affected by sexual assault and abuse.
Anti-Violence Project Recognized by National Public Radio
Carolyn Elaine’s project in the Landmark SELP program led to the creation of a peace mural in Fenger High School which was recently recognized by National Public Radio.
Zambian Princess Tackles Poverty
The story of Zindaba Nyirenda and her efforts to reduce poverty in Africa have been featured in the Daily Herald newspaper of suburban Chicago. Nyirenda credits The Landmark Forum with giving her a voice – for having her realize she […]
“Tying up Loose Ends” Looks at Life’s End
Landmark Education News has received word that “Tying up Loose Ends”, the play focusing on end of life issues written and performed by Ann and Catherine Gallogly, will be appearing at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts on December […]
More Groups Reach out to du Soleil for Bras for those in Need
Oz du Soleil’s Support 1000 program, created in the Landmark Education SELP, has contributed bras to thousands of women in need.
Bras for the Underprivileged
In Landmark Education’s self-expression and Leadership Program, Oz du Soleil created a project to donate thousands of bras to underprivileged women and girls.
CCI Going Strong After 13 Years
This story discusses the latest achievements of Causes for Change International, a charity created by Chicago Businesswoman Zully Alvarado out of her participation in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program.
After 10 Successful Years, Sternberg Jumps into Genesis at the Crossroads Full Time
Chicago native Wendy Sternberg formed Genesis at the Crossroads (GATC) as part of her self-expression and leadership program back when she took the Landmark Education course back in 1999.
Sister Act Expo Empowers Girls
April Preyar was recently recognized by the Chicago Tribune for the project she created in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program. The two day event at Robeson high school was designed to encourage, mentor and otherwise empower teenage African American […]
Recession Proofing Your Life
Landmark Education program leader Deb Beroset recently appeared on leading cable station WGN on its News at Noon broadcast to speak on the topic of dealing powerfully with the current economic recession, particularly for those in relationships. Here is the […]
Landmark Grads React to California Vote
Chicago residents Suzanne Dunne and Amy Bessette, who have participated in Landmark Education’s programs, were recently featured by the Chicago Tribune as a Chicago couple who were recently married in California, and who may be affected by the passage of […]
Talan and his 68 Climbers Seek Guinness Record For Hancock Hustle
Bob Talan, who has used his participation in Landmark Education’s programs to inspire him to raise increasing amounts of money for lung disease research through the popular, annual “Hustle up the Hancock” fundraiser race in Chicago, has set a new […]
Martinis for Music: Chicagoans Party to Save Program
Joanna Burgraf has created a project out of Landmark’s Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program that is raising substantial sums of money towards saving the music program at the Armor Elementary School in the south side of Chicago. Named S.O.S., or […]
Pedal for Pads
Jeanne Thompson resolved to use her Self-Expression and Leadership program to raise money for an organization that reconnects homeless people to their community. In so doing, she created the Pedal for Pads Bikeathon and raised about $10,000 for an extremely […]
French Transplant Brings Emotional Freedom to Community
Therese Harmon’s project in Landmark Education’s Self Expression and Leadership program involved giving away her expertise in holistic healing free to community and civic groups. Her efforts caught the attention of the South Bend Tribune, whose story in Harmon is […]
Purpose Driven Sports – Athletes help Raise Money for Hope School
Zech Gilbert’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program project, Purpose Driven Sports, began with a realization that not all professional athletes are making headlines by getting in trouble somewhere. Many of them are quietly making a difference int their communities. Gilbert, who […]
Former Student Creates Memorial Garden for Riley Elementary
Eric Schneider has taken on a project to create a memorial garden at the Riley Elementary School 1983 class reunion for those associated with the class who have passed. The project, which was Schneider’s project in his Self-Expression and Leadership […]
When Ather Yokany did Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership program a while back in Chicago, he knew he wanted impact a unique group of people: His own. Ather is Assyrian, and though Chicago is a home to many Assyrians–Who are […]
Chicagoan Takes on Abandoned Lots
Chicagoan Sean Parnell took on a big problem in his Self-Expression and Leadership program–The problem of abandoned homes or lots. Many houses or lots, particularly in poorer west and south side neighborhoods, have stood empty for many years. Parnell saw […]
Chicago Graduates Rescue Doomed Pets
Over a thousand puppies and adult dogs were saved from euthanasia in Kentucky last year, thanks to the work of Margie Swift and other Chicago area graduates of the Landmark Forum. Margie Swift always had a love of animals. Prior to […]
AIDS Marathon Training Program Celebrates 6th Year in Chicago
This year will mark the sixth year of the National AIDS Marathon Training Program in Chicago, a program designed to train people to run a marathon or half marathon, where each participant agrees to raise money for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. During […]
Chicago Policeman Undertakes 1,000 Mile Swim around Lake Michigan
Chicago police officer and Landmark Forum graduate Nial Funchion has an extraordinary goal planned for June of this year: To swim around the entire perimeter of Lake Michigan, a distance of over 1,000 miles. Funchion’s motives in taking on the swim […]
For Suicide Survivors: Graduate Launches Website for those Left Behind
Landmark Education graduate Ronnie Walker has launched a new website for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. The site provides extensive information about survivor reactions and traumatic grief, support for healing, and a variety of essays. There are discussion forums, […]
Landmark Graduate Brings Snorkeling to Tri-Cities; Wins Volunteer Award
Jennifer Leonard-Biddle, a graduate of the Landmark Forum who lives in St. Charles, Illinois, brought something new to her home town: Snorkeling. On February 3rd she organized a clinic for residents of the Tri-cities who wanted to learn how to snorkel. The […]
Formerly Obese Landmark Education Graduate Climbs for Charity
There’s no other way to put it: Landmark Education graduate Bob Talan was just plain fat. Overeating was such a mainstay of his life that his picture hangs in the Palm Steakhouse in North Fork Court, Illinois, near where he […]
Genesis At The Crossroads Goes To Morocco
For the first time Genesis At the Crossroads is bringing together Arab, Jewish and Persian musicians to share the same stage in a series of concerts around the world. Wendy Sternberg of Chicago created the project in the Landmark Self Expression […]
Landmark Education Graduate Project “Genesis at the Crossroads” has Been Bringing The Arab and Jewish Communities Together Since 1999
Quilt communicates–One Peace at a Time From: Sun Times News Group December 4, 2006 By FELICIA DECHTER Staff Writer The seventh-grade class from Nettelhorst School was as diverse and patchwork as the peace quilts its students were meticulously creating colorful, […]