Welcome to the PeoriaCorps Community Blog—your source of information for services and opportunities in and around Peoria!
Meet the members:
We’re Fostering Transitions, an AmeriCorps group that is based out of Children’s Home on Knoxville. We’re “professional volunteers,” people of all ages and backgrounds who have chosen to donate our time and energy to bettering our community. We typically have about 20 members who serve all over Peoria, working with schools, organizations, and Peoria citizens to help those in need. This is our program’s fourth year.
AmeriCorps’ slogan is “Getting Things Done.” We get things done all across the city, from low-income preschools to hot meals for the elderly. Right now we’re focusing on the East Bluff, as that’s where our headquarters is located. The citizens have identified a need, and AmeriCorps has joined with other local nonprofits to address that need. Take Back Our Neighborhood (TBON) is an initiative is an initiative based in the East Bluff that brings residents, business owners, and local organizations to help rebuild and refresh the neighborhood.
There is a lot happening right now, all across Peoria. We’ll do our best to keep this blog updated, so check back often. We hope that this can become a tool for all Peoria citizens to find out what’s happening in their neighborhoods, connect them with helpful information like job openings and volunteer opportunities, and provide a place for people to give feedback on the work that’s being done (and the work that needs to be done) all across the city. Leave us a comment or suggestion on our posts, or send an email to AmeriCorps@chail.org and we’ll get back to you as we can.
Last, but not least: please keep in mind that we are your neighbors and while we work hard, we are not perfect. Try to bear with us as we work out all the bumps and kinks on this new site. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to let us know as we would love to include you in what we do.
More to come soon!