Views: Doing our part to make Grundy County better

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 | 0 comments

by Julianne Buck Executive Director   Morris Daily Herald January 28, 2014   A week ago, Caroline Portlock of the Grundy County Chamber and I traveled to Peoria for a conference of communities where business, education and community foundations are partnering in a “collective impact” model to better help students identify careers and complete the education that will get them there. Parts of it were dry, think “data collection,” but...

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Taking care of our own

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 | 0 comments

A week ago, Caroline Portlock and I traveled to Peoria for a conference of communities where business, education, and community foundations are partnering in a “collective impact” model to better help students identify careers and complete the education that will get them there.   Parts of it was dry (think “data collection”) but most of it was worthwhile, networking is always good, and there were even a few “a-ha!” moments that we are...

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