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Illinois Tech Partners With Bright Star Community Outreach for TURN Center

TURN Center Rendering

Illinois Tech Architecture students and Bright Star Community Outreach have partnered to establish the TURN Center in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.  The TURN Center will help families, and particularly young people, deal with the trauma of violence in their community. ABC7Chicago news segment on the TURN Center.

Man on a Bench

Man on a Bench with his family

Edward Johnson (first row, left), the man who posed for Man on a Bench—the well-known public sculpture by artist George Segal on Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus—visited the university for the first time with his family on August 12 to take photos with the sculpture that he inspired. He was welcomed by Illinois Tech’s Community Affairs team.  

Illinois Tech in the 88th Annual Bud Biliken Parade

Bud Billiken Parade

The Illinois Tech team led by Provost Frances Bronet had an amazing time marching in the 88th Annual Bud Billiken Parade, which was held on August 12.

Vision Statement

Illinois Tech Community Affairs and Outreach Programs develops its diverse relationships with multiple constituencies in the Chicago area to create mutually beneficial opportunities between the university community and its external constituencies to create replicable and unique learning opportunities for its faculty and students as well as, producing life enhancing initiatives for the community and its members.

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Mission Statement

The Office of Community Affairs and Outreach Programs works to strengthen Illinois Tech's effectiveness in its surrounding neighborhoods, create mutually beneficial opportunities and leverage the university's student, faculty, staff and facility resources to help achieve community development goals in partnership with community organizations, institutions, business, and government.

Illinois Tech works hard to fulfill its obligation as a responsive institutional partner to its surrounding neighborhoods. Illinois Tech is not only in the community, but also an integral part of the community. Many volunteer opportunities are available for students, faculty and staff.

Promise and Tag Line

Community Affairs and Outreach Programs promises to create, connect, collaborate and share with all communities and respond with relevant, accurate and timely information.

"Illinois Tech
 is not only in the community, but also part of the community.”