From the Director’s Desk

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the Forest Park Community Center’s Board of Directors and Staff.

Our mission: Forest Park Community Center is dedicated to serving the families of the Forest Park community to enrich lives through education and empowerment, to establish a safer environment that will promote an enhanced quality of life. Our mission comes to life through our programs and services offered, we encourage you to participate and benefit from the following quality programs and services.

Our Vision/ Value: Through our professional staff, community based organizing and programming the transformation of the Forest Park Community of Joliet has been and will continue to be our focus to be a pillar of light for our community changing lives, environments and mind sets.. We pride ourselves on making positive and influential impact in the community.

Our Impact: Working together with Joliet Junior College and Joliet Township District 204 the reality of a high school diploma went from a dream to a reality for many of the Forest Park residents (area locally known as “the Hill”). FPCC produced High School diplomas to over 20 men and women within the community. In addition to the center efforts to transform the community FPCC has coordinated the construction of four new homes for low income families, restored properties to include homes and a park for families to enjoy, provided quality programs and services that ensures family sustainability.

Bettye Gavin
Executive Director