LRS Greenhouse Club showcasing their progress.

HOPKINS PARK, Illinois – Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259 Superintendent Dr. Nicole Terrell-Smith graciously accepted a donation of $10,000 from Nicor’s African-American Employee Resource Group (En-RAPPORT) on Monday, December 13, 2022 in the Lorenzo Smith Library. The donation will be used to build out the school’s media center and expand the school’s greenhouse. Present for the donation were members of the Pembroke School Board, NICOR representatives, United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois County representatives, members of the LRS Greenhouse Club, and students of the LRS Media Club.  

“We are grateful for the generous gift from Nicor,” said Dr. Terrell-Smith. “Financial commitments like this one are a critical component to funding these innovative initiatives and we look forward to our ongoing partnership,"  

 The LRS Media Center is expected to be ready by January 2023.