Institute for Positive Living
The Mission of the Institute for Positive Living is to promote the quality of community life with special focus on helping families solve educational, social and economic problems.
Founded by Reverend Marrice Coverson in 1999, the Institute for Positive Living was established in order to provide children a safe environment in which they can reach their fullest potential. What started off as one after-school program has grown into a recognized establishment that is committed to creating a better future for Chicago children.
Unlike other literacy-focused programs, Open Book does not teach children to read. Instead, all of its activities are designed to promote reading as a source of fulfillment, a learning tool and a necessity for personal growth and development. Our approach is centered in five core values that include a passion and commitment to:
These core values will be reflected in all of our decisions, actions, and interactions.