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Commissioner Tara Stamps to Keynote the 2023 Global Citizenship Awards Ceremony

For Immediate Release


Tyler Hough

(815) 579-0867

Commissioner Tara Stamps
Photo courtesy of the Cook County Government

CHICAGO, IL—The Chicago Center announces Cook County Commissioner Tara Stamps will provide the keynote address for the annual Global Citizenship Awards Ceremony on November 9, 2023.

For more than 50 years, the Chicago Center has prepared future teachers, social workers, and changemakers through its inclusive, community-based approach to experiential learning. By emphasizing cultural learning and community-based strategies, the Chicago Center ensures that its alumni emerge as lifelong learners and impactful change agents, ready to make a difference in communities worldwide.

"Commissioner Stamps’ lifelong dedication to service, education, and activism not only resonates with the core values of the Chicago Center, but exemplifies the spirit of global citizenship and I am thrilled that she is this year’s keynote speaker,” - Executive Director Tyler L. Hough, MS

The Global Citizenship Awards Ceremony recognizes leaders who are creating change in their fields and communities. The event will raise funds for scholarships for the next generation of changemakers at the Chicago Center.

Tara Stamps is serving her first term as Cook County Commissioner in the 1st District, which covers parts of the West Side of Chicago and the near western suburbs.

Commissioner Stamps' career has been marked by her work as an educator in Chicago Public Schools, where she began teaching in 1996 at Leslie Lewis Elementary and later at Jenner Elementary. She has held various roles in education, including Administrator of New Teacher Development for the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), where she supports new teachers through the We Care mentoring program. She is known for her ability to unite individuals around a common cause, often leading chants and speaking at rallies, including the historic 2012 strike rally at the Auditorium Theater.

Commissioner Stamps is the daughter of civil rights leader Marion Stamps and has continued her mother's legacy of activism and public service in Chicago.

Learn more about and purchase your ticket to the Global Citizenship Awards Ceremony on November 9, 2023 at this link.

About the Chicago Center

For more than 50 years, the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture has been leveraging the power of place and people to create transformative experiential learning experiences and internships for college students. We are building a community of critical thinkers devoted to using our talents to build a more just world. By cultivating strategies for critical thinking and cultural learning through a community-based approach, the Chicago Center prepares our alumni to be lifelong learners and change agents in communities across the globe.

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