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University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County

Main Office (Cook County)
8751 S. Greenwood Avenue, Suites 112-122
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-768-7779
FAX: 773-768-4818
Email: uie-cook@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office
1114 N. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-201-4176
FAX: 847-201-4175
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
1140 N. Lamon
Floor 2
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: 773-287-8333
FAX: 773-287-8335
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-651-4011
FAX: 773-651-4047
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Community and Economic Development

Community and Economic Development

General

A Ten Point Guide for Creating a Fundable Organization

  1. A clear vision and mission statement that can be clearly communicated by management and staff.
  2. Visible, committed and active board of directors.
  3. Organizational structure and management systems in place.
  4. Strong leadership with a proven track record to carry out the mission of the organization.
  5. Committed partnerships that have the capacity to implement project goals.
  6. Thorough knowledge of identified target population and geographic area that will be served.
  7. Awareness of the issues and gaps in services of the target population.
  8. Program designed based on successful models and input from key resources.
  9. Capacity and resources available to implement program goals and activities.
  10. Evaluation processes and identified impacts that are outcome based.

REFERENCES:
Promise Neighborhoods: A Planning How-to-Guide. Hayling Price, Policy Analyst, United Neighborhood Center of America, 2009.
Making Collaboration Work: Lessons from Innovation in Natural Resource Management. Julia M. Wondolleck and Steven L. Yaffee, 2005.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Community and Leadership University of Missouri Extension has a website dedicated to community and economic development with various modules such as: diversity and inclusion, economic viability, leadership development, organizational development, planning and public policy http://extension.missouri.edu