Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services

Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services is located in Carmi, IL The Baptist Children’s Home began in 1918 in response to a need in Illinois to care for dependent children who were orphaned as a result of WWI and the great influenza epidemic that struck Illinois. Today, BCHFS is a multi-faceted family crisis center inContinue reading “Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services”

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts is located in Mt. Vernon, IL Cedarhurst Center for the Arts is a visual and performing arts institution. In the past 40 years, Cedarhurst has grown into a cultural mecca spread over 80 acres. The mission of their foundation is to generate enthusiastic participation in and support for the visualContinue reading “Cedarhurst Center for the Arts”

Jefferson County CEO

Jefferson County CEO is located in Mt. Vernon, IL Entrepreneurship education seeks to prepare people, especially youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and contribute to economic development and sustainable communities. The CEO program is much more than a textbook course. Rather, students are immersed in real-life learning experiences with the opportunityContinue reading “Jefferson County CEO”

Curtain’s Up Theater Company

Curtain’s Up Theater Company is located in Collinsville, IL Curtain’s Up Theater Company has found involvement in community theater to be a positive and rewarding experience. The theater particularly wishes to involve young people in the theater experience, as it is a wonderful way to nurture and celebrate artistic expression, as well as provide performanceContinue reading “Curtain’s Up Theater Company”

Hope’s Entourage, Inc.

Hope’s Entourage, Inc. is located in Mt. Vernon, IL Hope’s Entourage is dedicated to providing nutritious food to hungry children in need. Like many area food pantries, Hope’s Entourage, Inc believes nutritious food is one part of the healing process for vulnerable children. Great Expectations Foundation rewarded them with a $1,000 grant to provide newContinue reading “Hope’s Entourage, Inc.”

Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding

SES and Therapeutic Riding is located in Carbondale, IL Specialized Equine Services has a mission to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois. Equine Therapy is a widely used therapeutic tool for the physically handicapped, as well as for treatingContinue reading “Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding”