Partners for Our Communities is a one-stop shop trusted by families to address their many needs. We empower underserved people to develop self-sufficiency and become leaders in their communities.
Empowering people and changing lives.
A community of strong citizens, healthy families, and vibrant neighborhoods.
To coordinate community resources and engage skilled staff, service providers and volunteers to provide direct services and referrals to those who are seeking an improved future in the community.
- Providing survival skills needed to navigate in a changing and complex world
- Removing barriers and linking individuals and families to community resources and services
- Bringing personal awareness of one’s potential while honoring one’s heritage
- Serving as a site for continuing education, life skills training, and volunteer vocational advancement
In the late 1990’s, leaders from Palatine and surrounding suburbs came together to assess and address the needs of their community. This collaborative committee, called Vision in Progress, noticed the increase in immigrant and low-income residents and the needs for services in the northeast Palatine Township. Families in the area, due to language and economic barriers, found it challenging to access basic health, wellness, education, and social service resources. As a result, securing employment was challenging. Vision in Progress determined that a community center could best meet these needs by coordinating supportive and integrated services.
Youth Development & Family Engagement Program Directorcristina.email@example.com
Women’s Leadership Program Coordinatorliza.firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Literacy & Employment Program Directorteresa.email@example.com
Youth & Family Specialistrachel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Wellness
Community Heath Nurserjensen@nch.org
Community Health Workervaudeloso@nch.org
Bilingual Liaison Coordinatorhalloraj@ccsd15.net
Principal on Special Assignmentgarciaj@ccsd15.net
SecretaryMt. Prospect Library
Executive DirectorPartners for Our Communities
PresidentAll Saints Lutheran Church
TreasurerWilliam Rainey Harper College
Dr. Cheryl Wolfel
Executive At LargeCCSD15
Northwest Community Healthcare
Palatine Public Library
Dr. John McGillen
Palatine Park District
Township High School District 211
Palatine Police Department
We are dedicated to being transparent with our funders about how we make our work happen. We want to ensure our donors that every dollar is being maximized to make a change in people’s lives.
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Partners for Our Communities (POC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
As such, donations are tax-deductible.
POC is committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees, applicants for employment, and individuals and families to which services are provided, without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, results of genetic testing, or service in the military.