New Millennium Institute
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About Us

New Millennium Institute has strengthened, our community since 2011 by providing comprehensive educational and workforce strategies to community leaders, professionals and residents. 

We take pride in offering the public a series of the best integrative  diversity, workforce development and healthy lifestyle events. These events are designed to promote workforce development, diversity  and wellness and are intended to connect the public to various employers and community healthcare resources, and public organizations. 


  • James (Agbara) Bryson, founder and President of New Millennium Institute
  • Certified Diversity Practitioner by the Workforce Diversity Institute at Northeastern Illinois University
  • Over seventeen years of experience as a Workforce Development professional
  • An award-winning educator and national trainer 
  • Founder of Illinois Central College's "Harvesting Dreams African American Male Retention Program"
  • Featured in Role Models: Profiles of Successful African American Professionals in Peoria, Illinois.
  • Inducted into the African American Hall of Fame
  • Won the Martin Luther King Drum Major Award for Student Advocacy
  • Received City of Peoria Proclamation
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences 
  • MA Degree in Social Science from Illinois State University
  • A Member of Illinois Diversity Council   

  • 2017 Pride in Peoria Award Winner