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It is the goal of our League to provide a framework of study and action that addresses issues brought before us. The MLD (Membership and Leadership Develpment Program) provided by the National League continues to guide our local leagues is ways that help us grow more effective in ways that engage members and helps us address important concerns that improve our local community. our state and ultimately our country.

Beth Bongard, Membership Book Chair

My educational and work background has been focused in Psychology.  I have done therapy, managed the Student Affairs Department in a large school of Nursing, and taught consulting psychology in a Ph.D Program, as well as a school of Nursing.  I later moved into the industrial end of psychology, where I consulted to many health care organizations, sub-contracted to a big six accounting firm, and designed focus groups for health care recruiting, among many other projects.   Ultimately my career focused on working with high-risk work groups in health care and in education.

I have been a member of LWV for about 13 years.  I joined because I have a passion for voting rights.  Once I learned all the activities of our League: observer corps, voter registration, candidate forums, etc., I knew I had joined a wonderful organization.

I am involved in recruiting new members, and I support our League by assisting with our Membership Handbook.

Belonging to LWV is a labor of love – I am so proud to be associated with these brilliant women (and men!) who work passionately to keep our democracy healthy.


Alesia Young, Webmaster

Alesia hold as MBA Business, an MBA in Marketing, and several BA’s in Culinary Arts, Liberal Arts and Computer Science.  Alesia is mother of three and an advocate of youth rights. She founded Strictlyteenz USA, a non-profit Athletics 2 Academics program and is now the new founding principle of Strictly T.E.A.M.S. USA, a STEAM Learning Group whos motto is 'Where Technology Comes First'.

She joined the League of Women Voters because she wants to make a change for youth. Alesia says, “I believe it’s important for our youth to know the history of voting and realize they, too, can make a change.”

Soon, Alesia’s organization will be the only privately help Athletics 2 Academics organization is the country. Soon, her organization will open an extreme sports complex in the Chicago Southland.