photo of Terrie Simmons

2020 Census outreach in Aurora, IL with Talented Tenths Social Services and the QCAAC

The Lewis Simmons Foundation joined the City of Aurora, Talented Tenth Social Services, and the Quad County African American Chamber on Saturday, September 25 to encourage residents in Aurora, IL to vote.

Aurora is home to Strategic Exceptions and now has an official office at Thrive Collaborative Center, an incubator and co-working space for nonprofit organizations and social entrepreneurs. This is why Lewis Foundation and Strategic Exceptions are so dedicated to the residents and business owners in our town.

This year, the 2020 Census has been said to be the most important census of our time. The pandemic has made it necessary for residents to get counted as a way to receive the appropriate community resources and services. On September 25, Lewis Simmons Foundation geared up in their bright red “Aurora Counts” t-shirts and their masks to distribute information and necessities to residents educating them on the importance of participating in this year’s census. For the foundation, the legacy needs to stand as a foundation that embraces and informs our communities to thrive.

This year, Lewis Simmons Foundation encourages everyone to cast their ballots on November 3, 2020. All of our lives depend on this election and the Lewis Simmons Foundation will continue to dedicate its time and services to our community. With the support of our community partners, residents will continue to see us on the ground, doing the work, and serving our communities.

Terrie Simmons

Terrie Simmons is an entrepreneur, civic leader, and the owner of Strategic Exceptions, a professional business consulting firm, innovative employee training and organizational development company focused on delivering exceptional service standards with quantitative results. Terrie is expertly experienced in non-profit management, leadership development and all phases of entrepreneurship How To’s. Terrie is also an adjunct professor teaching business courses at the graduate level.

Job Readiness: Grooming Men for Job Interviews

By Terrie Simmons | May 5, 2023

We prepare re-entry to put their best foot forward in their job readiness search. On May 5, 2023, we hosted free haircuts for the community…

Read More

Business Financial Essentials Workshop

By Terrie Simmons | April 26, 2023

Be ready for any business grant, loan, or contract opportunity that comes your way! Let’s get your business financial ducks in a row so your…

Read More

EVENT: What’s in the New Infrastructure Bill for you?

By Terrie Simmons | February 8, 2023

100 Minority-Owned Business Enterprises 19 Government & Corporate Partners 14 Volunteers On February 9, 2023 Illinois Minority Business Development Agency (IL MBDA) Business Center 2023…

Read More