Having gotten our start as part of the Illinois State University (ISU) community a little over four years ago, Illinois Art Station (IAS) has enjoyed dynamic and varied relationships with ISU students, faculty, and staff. Now that we are our own independent organization the value of these relationships is made even clearer.
Several teams comprised of Illinois State University staff, faculty, and students participate regularly in Home Sweet Home Ministries’ signature fundraising event. For the past three years of the event, Cassie Little and her sorority sisters from Epsilon Sigma Alpha have joined the challenge.
What do hairnets, Greek life, a College of Business professor, and an Honors Molecular Biology student have in common? They are all playing an active role in the mission of Midwest Food Bank to feed those experiencing hunger throughout our community and beyond.
In early September 2020, BN Welcoming and Bloomington-Normal’s Not In Our School organizations established a new and invaluable partnership with Dr. Katy Strzepek and Illinois State University’s Center for Civic Engagement.
Ecology Action Center Executive Director Michael Brown looks at the organization’s long-term relationship with Illinois State University and the benefits from that relationship.
Partnerships facilitated in part by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning help the Children’s Discovery Museum inspire a love of learning in both museum visitors and volunteers, all through the power of play.
A variety of partnerships with Illinois State University, both old and new, have allowed the YWCA of McLean County to enhance the services through which they serve the community.
Ongoing partnerships among student collegiate chapters of Habitat for Humanity and the county chapter have resulted in over two dozen new homes for local families.
The Coordinating Appropriate Access to Comprehensive Healthcare program identifies low-income McLean County residents without a primary care provider and connects them with healthcare services, medication access, and a long-term primary care connection. Clinic interns from ISU’s School of Social Work facilitate the program.
Partnerships between the University of Illinois Extension’s Unity Community Center and Illinois State University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and School of Social Work have flourished due to effective communication and a shared vision.