Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Illinois Veterans & Community Classroom Project
Students as Digital Historians

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About The Project

Since 2008 over 32 Illinois schools have accepted the challenge to assist the Illinois World War II Veterans’ Memorial Board in preserving an important piece of our heritage. These young citizens have collected nearly 1,000 personal digital stories of the service and sacrifice by men and women of the “Greatest Generation," Korean, Vietnam and other military conflicts.   Read more...

Featured Collections

Illinois Veterans and Community Classroom Project Collection- This collection has over 450 personal interviews filmed, edited, narrated and uploaded by Illinois students.  Presently the total  WWII video collection has been reformatted into HD and is being uploaded to the Video Gallery.- WWII.  

Gould Collection from the Signal Corp Photo Collection - European Theatre- This collection contains  over 650 pictures taken by the US Signal Corp from June 10, 1944 until Berlin fell to Allied troops

Featured Student Videos

Joe Twigg's project was the Veteran 1st Place winner for 2015.  Each year, IVCCP has a Showcase where awards are given.  These personal veterans' and civilians' documentary interviews are filmed, researched, narrated, edited and produced by Illinois Students from grades 6 to 12 grade. 

See other student project winners!


Project Contact Information

Illinois Principals Association     Vicki DeWitt, Director  
  2940 Baker Street          vicki@ilprincipals.org
  Springfield, IL  62703   Julie Miener, Project Coordinator
  Phone: 217-525-1383          julie.miener@ilprincipals.org
  Email: ivccp@ilprincipals.org   Mathew Marietta, Tech Support & Web Design

Stewarts Coffee Partnership

40% of Proceeds Go to IVCCP

Through a wonderful partnership, patrons can get the same great taste and blend as Stewarts Original Blend and also help support the Illinois Veterans and Community Classroom Project.  Stewarts is donating 40% of the proceeds back to the IVCCP as a way to assist the IVCCP to continue this highly engaging, inter-generational project. Hear more about this partnership by clicking here or to buy Stewarts Coffee click here.

How You Can Help

Donation to IVCCP may be accomplished by:

Checks may be sent to: 

Illinois Veteran & Community Classroom Project
Illinois Principals Foundation- Fiscal Agent
2940 Baker Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-5901