Multicultural Leadership Program Midterm Project Presentations will be Saturday, December 2, 8:30 – 10:15 am at COUNTRY Financial IAA Drive, 1701 N. Main St., Bloomington. A reception will follow immediately.
Though the organizations and their tasks differ, they all have the common goal of improving services to our local community.
- Bloomington Public Library’s mission is to provide our diverse community with a helpful and welcoming place that offers equal access to the world of ideas and information and supports lifelong learning. The project goal is to increase the awareness of the host of online services and mobile services offered by the library, as well as increase the number of active card users, specifically in underserved areas of the community.
- Heartland Head Start’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and families by providing a comprehensive child and family development program. The project team aims to create an efficient, functioning volunteer scheduling system, and to simplify and streamline the volunteer application process.
- Illinois Heart and Lung Foundation’s mission is to provide support and resources for the people of our communities to improve their health. The project team will work to develop an “Attack Asthma” camp for children under age 12, in order to help reduce the need and number of medical visits necessitated by asthma attacks.
- University of Illinois Extension’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for rural and urban people through teaching, research, and outreach programs focusing on human activity, food, fiber, and natural resource systems. The project goal is to grow the community’s awareness of the U of I and the Town of Normal’s Food Forest by creating an outreach plan, developing resources for visitors to the forest, and establishing an ongoing measurement plan to measure usage.
- Western Avenue Community Center’s mission is serving those in need by opening doors of hope and love through faith in Jesus Christ. The project goal is to create a plan to expand the existing Cinco de Mayo event in order to increase the potential income capacity.
The Multicultural Leadership Program is committed to developing leaders to engage the power of diverse perspectives to improve our world.