‘Linking and Leveraging Resources to Build Resilient Communities’ Forum to be Held February 6 at Moraine Valley Community College

Tinley Park, IL—(ENEWSPF)—January 18, 2015. The ‘Linking and Leveraging Resources to Build Resilient Communities’ Forum will be held on Friday, February 6 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Moraine Valley Community College Southwest Education Center, 17900 South 94th Avenue, Tinley Park. This event is sponsored by the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC).

This Forum will continue the conversation started in 2014 at Joliet Junior College and will focus on how to grow and develop resilient communities through sustainable practices. Through activities and thoughtful conversation, attendees will:

Realize assets and leverage collective resources to fill in resource gaps.

Deepen our understanding of our social, economic and environmental needs.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is currently underway at: or on the SMHEC website

For additional information, contact Genny Boesen at [email protected] or call 708-534-4984.

SMHEC is a diverse group of higher education institutions in the Chicagoland area fostering new and enhanced educational services and programs to citizens, businesses and other institutions in the Chicago metropolitan southland region. For over 5 years, the group has focused attention on creating resilient campuses, minimizing costs and increasing resources to provide more services to member students and communities. With this experience and expertise, SMHEC is reaching out to engage the greater community it serves.

SMHEC member institutions are: DeVry University, Governors State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Joliet Junior College, Kankakee Community College, Lewis University, Moraine Valley Community College, Northwestern College, Olivet Nazarene University, Prairie State College, St. Xavier University, South Suburban College, and the University of St. Francis.

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