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From Instability to Self-Sufficiency

Opening doors of opportunity for young people to find a stable career and build a financially sound future.

From Struggle to Strength

Providing an emotional safety net for teens to receive mental health services and support.

From Lagging to Leading

Paving the way for children to find future academic success by inspiring a love for reading.

The Crisis in Our Community

0 %

of McLean County residents are in or near poverty


McLean County households are struggling financially

0 %

increase in McLean County household poverty since 2010

More and more hard-working people in our county face impossible choices that rarely open the way to a more prosperous and stable future. They are falling through the service gaps and facing severe hardships.


Since the pandemic, ALICE Households in McLean County have seen a



This crisis is urgent and growing. We must make a concerted effort to assist those in need, as our entire community bears the burdens of poverty.


Workforce180 connects bright young people to the job training and certified skills that lead to stable, long-term employment and self-sufficiency.

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ThriveMind is a network of support, connecting teens with mental health counseling services at no cost to their families.

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library boosts school readiness in young children, sending a free book each month to children ages 5 and under.

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Workforce180 2023 - Meet Adrian

"I’m nervous about starting college but because of Workforce180, I feel less worried."
Adrian, Workforce180 Participant studying criminal justice
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What Can You Do?

You can make a difference in so many ways! No matter what you do, you will help community members find pathways to prosperity and build a vibrant future for McLean County.

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