Kankakee Community College graduate Tocarra Eldridge-Robinson is being regarded as a true KCC success story. The founder and executive director of Still I Rise – a non-profit that focuses on encouraging and empowering children and young adults to create a healthy, societal change – was awarded the John Fulton Distinguished Alumnus award on April 13. Still I Rise, which was established in 2014, not only empowers and educates local youth, but also works to provide life skills that will aid in brighter futures. The organization has been frequently recognized in the community and has been the recipient of various awards including Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year Award (2021), NAACP President’s Award (2021), and Best of Kankakee Award (2019 and 2022). Additionally, Eldridge-Robinson is also a published author, recording artist, talk show host, and a journalist for a national publication.
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