Programs


AmeriCorps VISTA
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members build capacity in nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time for 1 full year at a community organization on anti-poverty projects. AmeriCorps VISTA members work on projects that build the capacity of their organization.
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Becoming BN
Becoming BN is specifically designed to introduce early career, summer interns, and grad students to the wonderful attributes of the Bloomington Normal community.  The program is intended to showcase community events and provide professional and social networking opportunities.
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60 by 2025 Network | Pathways Endorsement Project
COMPACT received a 60 by 2025 Network grant, focusing on college and career pathway endorsements on high school diplomas in the following areas: Agriculture, Information Technology, and Health Sciences. This grant is part of the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) Act that is designed to help communities better align the transition from high school into college and careers for our students. The endorsement will demonstrate students’ readiness for college and careers and completion of instruction and professional learning experiences in a selected career interest area.
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Fall Education to Employer Summit
Fall 2019
COMPACT, institutions of higher education, local employers, and community leaders came together for an afternoon discussion on the collaborative partnership at the post-secondary level happening in McLean County that are sparking interest in career and college pathways.
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Spring Education to Employer Summit
Spring 2019
COMPACT, high schools, local employers, and community leaders came together for an afternoon discussion on the collaborative partnership at the secondary level helping to grow the workforce in McLean County.
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Essential Workplace Skills
Essential Workplace Skills (EWS) was co-developed by the Chamber/ COMPACT and Heartland Community College. EWS workshops include small group and individual activities, scenarios, and discussions for an interactive learning experience. Each module consists of one 4-hour session. Open enrollment workshops are scheduled monthly.
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