December 2013

IIF Partner Spotlight: Darlene Harvey and the Salvation Army

Darlene Harvey works for the Salvation Army, IIF’s partner for the IZZYz KIDz After School Program.

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

My name is Darlene Harvey. I have been a Salvation Army Officer for almost 25 years – which means that I am an ordained minister and an administrator for The Salvation Army. I grew up in the Detroit area and started attending The Salvation Army through their youth programs when I was 8. My family and I live in the Chicago area and I am the Program Development Officer for The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center located in the far south side of Chicago.

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IIF Spotlight: Derrius Quarles, Board Member

Derrius Quarles is a member of the Israel Idonije Foundation Board of Directors. Also know as the Million Dollar Scholar, Derrius is a huge asset to Team IIF.

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am a Chicago native and a recent graduate of Morehouse College. My journey before college opened up some amazing doors that allowed me win over a million dollars in scholarships –clearly enough for a full ride to Morehouse. This was huge jumpstart to my collegiate career, where I was able to become an author, travel the world, and become the founder of my own company all in four years. I am currently the CEO of Million Dollar Scholar and reside in Chicago for now. I have been having a great time in the city and love my role as a board member.

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