At the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, it is our mission to be the leader in youth development programs by developing partnerships to produce positive outcomes for young people, families and communities. Affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America, our Club is led locally by a dedicated team of professionals with expertise in youth development, business management and community outreach. With generous support from volunteers and donors, and through partnerships with local businesses, foundations and community programs, the Club is able to touch the lives of nearly 2,000 young people annually!
Brethren Benefit Trust provides retirement benefits, health and welfare benefits, asset management, and financial advocacy to pastors, employees, and members of the greater Church of the Brethren community. Since it began as the Pension Board 70 years ago, BBT has been called to serve its members and clients, and we are thankful for that opportunity.
CASA Kane County recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for children in court due to abuse, neglect or private guardianship. They are appointed by the Juvenile and Probate Court Judges to be the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for children under the age of 21. CASA/GAL volunteers spend time with the children, families, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals to collect information that helps the Judge make the best interest decision for a safe, caring and permanent home for each child. CASA Kane County's 250 active CASA/GAL volunteers advocate for nearly 550 children annually!
The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) helps low-income, working families as a trusted provider of tax and financial services. Everything we do, from direct service to informing public policy, improves the financial stability of those we serve.
We are a non-profit, human service organization serving Kane and Dekalb counties in Illinois.
We are dedicated to helping low and moderate income families attain and maintain safe and affordable housing.
CCI seeks to provide utility bill assistance, weatherization and housing rehabilitation for eligible households. We do this through a variety of programs that focus on energy conservation and the affordability of local housing stock.
Our mission is to make affordable housing a reality for local, elderly, economically disadvantaged and disabled individuals and families.
The Community Crisis Center, located in Elgin, Illinois, was founded in 1975 by a group of dedicated volunteers to meet the needs of individuals and families in crisis. One week after opening, the staff encountered a battered woman. What began as frustration and a lack of options for that woman resulted in a new direction and commitment for the agency. Employees provide comprehensive services to individuals and families in crisis due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or economic/ financial difficulties. The Crisis Center is one of the oldest domestic violence shelters in the state and was instrumental in organizing both the Illinois and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The mission of the Community Crisis Center is to provide Safety, Hope, Advocacy, Respite and Education for those impacted by crisis and violence in the Fox Valley Region and Illinois.
Fellowship Housing is an independent, 501c3 non-profit organization that serves the needs of single moms and their children who are homeless or one small crisis away from homelessness. The mission of Fellowship Housing is to demonstrate Christ-like love by serving single moms and their children through a two year transitional housing program that focuses on accountability and a path to independence.
General Information About the Rakow Branch
For the first time in its 135 year history, the Gail Borden Public Library District opened its first branch. Opened on August 15, 2009, the “Rakow Branch,” located at 2751 W. Bowes Road, features a popular collection, a computer café, Zen gardens and a small “family room” with a fireplace. An external DVD dispenser, one of the first in a North American library, operates during all hours of the day and night, 365 days of the year.
The 10,000 square foot building, designed for expansion for up to 30,000 square feet, features environmentally sustainable elements and received gold LEED certification. (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Helping girls cultivate values, social conscience and self-esteem, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults.
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) serves over 17,000 girls and 4,000 adults in 16 counties in northern Illinois. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through a variety of leadership-oriented and girl-led programming, girls participate in age-appropriate activities in the areas of Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Financial Literacy, Outdoor and Environmental Awareness, and Community Service.
Members of the Elgin Area Chamber can increase their business's visibility by posting announcements, news, events and job listings. These are all benefits of membership! Contact Francisco to see if an EAC membership is right for you and your business!