News & Events


06
Sep 2017

Join Hands ESL is looking to the future, as we build capacity to continue to fulfill our mission, serving the economically poor of East St. Louis, IL. One step toward this goal is Strategic Planning, a process to help define our direction and allocate resources over the next three years. We will gather information from many sources to create an image of where we are now and picture our future success. From this we will set Join Hands ESL’s long-term objectives and organization goals. We will be speaking with groups whom we......

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29
Aug 2017
26th Annual Fundraiser

Join Hands ESL, Inc. will host its 26th Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction in suport of Join Hands ESL, Inc. at Perennial Artisan Ales! Tickets purchased in advance of the event guarantee entry to the event, 2 free beer tickets, food, a commemorative glass, and access to the Silent Auction. Food will be provided by STL BLT food truck. All proceeds raised and donated will support Join Hands ESL, Inc. programming. We look forward to your continued support of an organization dedicated to East St. Louis, Illinois, its children, and its families.......

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22
Mar 2017
Trivia Night on Friday, April 21

Join Hands ESL, Inc. Invites you to its second annual Trivia Night Where: St. Elizabeth’s Gym 1420 Sappington Rd. Crestwood, MO 63126 When: Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Cost: $30 per person. Tables of 10. ($300 per table) Why: To help support the many Join Hands programs: Girls Clubs, Boys Clubs, Dream Path Family and Teen Mentoring Program, Alternative Education and the Ubuntu Center for Peace. What: Beer, wine and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring additional food and drink. To reserve a......

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08
Dec 2016
Christmas Fundraising Event on December 20

Please join us the for Twelfth Annual CHRISTMAS IN THE KITCHEN with Mitzi MacDonald & Keltic Reign on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at The Sheldon Concert Hall beginning at 7:00pm. Tickets are $15. Bring an unwrapped toy or teen gift and receive a child’s admission free....

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27
Jun 2016
Our new Ubuntu Center for Peace is now up and running! 

Recognizing the harsh reality of life in poverty, the sometimes ugly reality of the violent and unjust world we live in, and based in the core belief that it needn’t be this way, the Ubuntu Center for Peace is a place where people can come, to join hands and support each other, to be a spark for kindness and compassion in the world, in the spirit of Ubuntu. The Ubuntu Center for Peace is home to Join Hands ESL, its administrative offices and programs.  It is an ecumenical center where people of......

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