News and Events
Join us for an hour of education as we connect with the passionate representatives of the Greater Peoria Family YMCA. Discover firsthand the incredible impact they're making in areas of youth development, healthy living, and social impact.
Beyond Giving events empower us through knowledge, connection, and shared experiences, reminding us that together, we're a powerful force for positive change. Read More
Join us for an hour of empowering education as we connect with the dedicated representatives of Safe Families for Children, one of our 2023 Community Partners. Learn firsthand about the transformative impact they're making in the lives of families facing crises. We believe that through knowledge, understanding, and connection, we can amplify our impact and be catalysts for change. Let's come together to celebrate the spirit of giving that goes beyond the surface. Read More
News & Updates
The Nonprofit Grant Information Session will be held at Peoria NEXT Innovation Center located at 801 W. Main Street, beginning at 5:00 PM
S04 E06: In Part 1 a three-part series, Matt George talks to Andy Thornton, president/CEO of the Greater Peoria Family YMCA and Jami Trulove of Impact Central Illinois about how the YMCA and Peoria Park District are engaging children and families in outdoor recreation and fitness experiences that build stronger relationships and develop a deeper spirit for community. The collaboration encompasses six parks, targeting the 61603 and 61605 zip codes.
S04 E07: In Part 2 of a three-part series, Matt George talks to Jonathan Romain of Art Inc. and Laurie Weaver, president of Impact Central Illinois about a truly accessible new program that will introduce 150 youth annually to film, studio music, lighting and sound production through fun and engaging activities. Children participating in the arts are more likely to succeed in school and develop positive skills and behaviors.
S04 E08: Reclaimed Center for Work-Readiness Training Matt George talks with Jon Rocke, executive director of Peoria Rescue Ministries and Jeanna Oedewaldt, chapter director of Safe Families, about unemployment, work readiness and the tools people need to change their circumstances.