In 2005, the group went to Chicago, Illinois, to explore new cultures and backgrounds. Fundraising efforts yielded $50,000 to cover trip expenses.
During the trip, Diversity Project students had the opportunity to interact with students from Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School, located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, home to the largest Latino community in the Midwest. Differences were highlighted and explored, and similarities discovered and celebrated. Students from Perez visited McLean County a few months later.
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