Central Illinois Friends and Hult Center Receive Partner Award for Collaboration

The Hult Center for Healthy Living and Central Illinois Friends of PWA received the Heart of Illinois United Way’s 2019 Partner Award for their work within area schools to provide student-driven, positive education and prevention focused on STIs, teen pregnancy, date rape, mental health and more.

Jennifer Zammuto, Deric Kilmer, Andrea Parker and Abby Clark

Jennifer Zammuto, Deric Kilmer, Andrea Parker and Abby Clark

As reported in the United Way’s 2017 Peoria Area Community Assessment, central Illinois leads the entire state in STI ratios per population. Together, the Hult Center’s Teen Talk, in collaboration with Central Illinois Friends’ Get Yourself Tested program, are making a positive impact on at-risk youth in central Illinois.

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July 20, 2019 – 10 Years United: GEN U’s Summer Shindig

GENeration United is turning 10! Join us on Saturday, July 20 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM for a free event at Trailside Event Center (4416 North Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL, 61616) celebrating the young professionals in our local community. Whether you were involved in founding GEN U, are involved now, or are a young professional contributing to our community in other ways – we want to celebrate you!

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Kate Green Appointed Executive Director of the Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care

The Heart of Illinois United Way is pleased to announce that Kate Green is the new Executive Director of the Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care.

Kate Green

The Heart of Illinois United Way is pleased to announce that Kate Green is the new Executive Director of the Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care.

Prior to joining the Heart of Illinois United Way, Green served on the City of Peoria’s Innovation Team and in the City Manager’s Office for six years. In her role, she was responsible for providing data analysis, best practice research, and connecting with other communities. Her work with governmental and non-governmental partners generated new solutions for systemic challenges. Green earned her Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield and her Bachelor of Science Political Science and History from Bradley University.

“The Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care, both the committee and our partner organizations, is pleased to have Kate Green leading the Continuum of Care’s work to end homelessness in central Illinois. Her background in city government and community-wide collaborations will help us continue to address homelessness with a system that is sustainable and comprehensive,” Robert Brandfass, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for OSF HealthCare and Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care Chair, said.

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