Because Winning Communities conducts community planning throughout Indiana, Illinois and the United States, it is involved with or supported by several community development organizations, including:
Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI) is the state’s only true advocate of community banking. Formed in 1974, CBAI has weathered the changes in banking that have buffeted Illinois since then, emerging as a mature, full-service association for today’s community bankers. CBAI proudly represents nearly 500 Illinois financial institutions and 160 associate members. The Association creates money-saving opportunities for its members and provides first-class educational seminars and schools. Moreover, CBAI professionally lobbies for the Illinois community banker. CBAI formerly endorses the Winning Communities program, encouraging its community banker members to get involved in the community planning effort. You can learn more about CBAI at http://www.cbai.com/.
NCAA Division II Network is partnering with Winning Communities to help bring community to campus. By fostering community engagement among student athletes and faculty, Division II schools can direct the energy and spirit of winning to positively change society. Winning Communities is working with a select number of colleges and universities within NCAA Division II schools to build better relationships with their local chamber of commerce, economic development offices and city governments. A pilot project was started to further expand the Division II outreach in Community Engagement. Titled TEAM, which stands for Total Engagement Adds Meaning, the program aims to explore the leadership resources within the cities and towns where the schools is located, to develop ideas for how school leaders can more successfully be engaged with local elected officials, not for profit groups, and other community organizations. To learn more about NCAA Division II Community, visit: http://www.diicommunity.org/
IHSAA: The Indiana High School Athletic Association supports Winning Communities and its Coaches for a Winning Community program to foster community participation and engagement among student athletes and coaches. Winning Communities seeks the involvement of high school students during the community planning and development process in order to develop leadership skills among high school students, as well as to ensure students’ involvement in the development of their city, town or county’s future. IHSAA and Winning Communities are currently seeking pilot projects in several states for initiating community plans for cities, towns and counties. To learn more about the IHSAA, visit www.ishaa.org.
Do you have an organization or corporation interested in partnering with Winning Communities to help cities, towns and counties achieve success? Contact us to learn more about our partnership opportunities.