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The McLean County Community Compact was formed as a not-for-profit corporation in 1989 as an outgrowth of a local youth problem study group.  Barbara F. Stuart spearheaded the organization’s founding and served as its first director. During the early 1990s, the Compact affiliated with the McLean County Unit of the University of Illinois Extension and expanded its staff through a countywide tax referendum.

The main focus of Compact during these years was to strengthen the transition of young people from school to the world of work. The Compact membership, in conjunction with hundreds of volunteers, committed their support, participated in a variety of programs aimed at improving academic preparation and career readiness.

In 2012 and 2013, through mutual agreement, the Compact formally ended its affiliation with the University of Illinois Extension. As a result of a strategic planning exercise held during the transition, the Compact established new vision and mission statements aimed at forming alliances and facilitating community efforts to improve college and career readiness. This changed the focus from developing programs to enhancing partnerships.

Today, the McLean County Community Compact creatively enlists the support of community stakeholders from business, government, labor, education and the community to further its purpose.  Among the benefits of Compact membership is the ability to learn first about county-wide initiatives and to network with colleagues in each of these sectors. Learn more.

If you would like to make an online donation to the McLean County Community Compact Fund, please click on the Donate button below. If you prefer to make a donation in another manner, click here for information.