Pursuing the Dream


Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School invites the community to its 3rd Annual Pursuing the Dream, a free event dedicated to celebrating Black History and encouraging unity, on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the school’s Mall Auditorium, the event will feature theme-based performances by the H-F Band, H-F Steppers and members of H-F’s choirs and speech team. This year’s keynote speaker will be Andre Hughes, founder of Powered by Action.

Attendees will also have a chance to hear first-hand accounts from those who have faced cultural barriers, says organizer Broderick Booth, H-F dean of students.

The event was first offered in 2016 with guidance from school counselors and Andre Thomas, Class of 2016 alumnus and Posse Scholar, who currently attends Connecticut College.


More about Andre Hughes: 

Andre Hughes is a retired Global Managing Partner at Accenture. During his nearly 25 years with Accenture, Andre founded and grew two billion-dollar businesses and led the company's human capital, inclusion and diversity, and corporate citizenship program. Andre holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves on the boards of the Chicago Urban League, Purdue University's Krannert School of Management - Business Opportunity Program, the Presidential Council for Economic Growth and Development in Haiti and LeaderShape. Andre lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.