JPSD 86 School Board Vacancy

School board vacancy at Joliet 86

The Joliet Public School District 86 Board of School Inspectors is seeking East Side candidates for the school board vacancy. More information at

11th Annual Joliet Family Fun Fest – Family Resources Event

The 11th Annual Joliet Family Fun Fest Family resources event will be held at the Slammers Baseball Stadium Saturday October 1, 2022 from 10am-3PM.  This event is designed to provide entertaining activities for the kids while showcasing the numerous services available to help families! Participants may choose to have a table and share their Services, donate […]

Multicultural Leadership Academy

Multicultural Leadership Academy

Multicultural Leadership Academy The Multicultural Leadership Academy is hosted by the Center for Community Research & Education at Lewis University, in collaboration with Family Bridges and the Spanish Community Center. The purpose of the Academy is to bring together and train emerging leaders to meet the leadership challenges and opportunities that our diverse suburbs face in the nonprofit sector.  Through the academy, you will become part […]

Vivian Ward Pennymon Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunity

The Forest Park Alumni Scholarship Fund has opened applications for their minority based scholarship. Applicants must live in Joliet, IL or attend a public high school in Joliet, IL. The complete scholarship application packet should include the following: Completed application Verification of parent or guardian’s income High school transcripts ACT or SAT scores Academic reference […]

Joliet Latino Music and Food Festival Performers

We are excited to announce our performers for the Joliet Latino Music and Food Festival! Enjoy special performances from Dareyes de la Sierra, Grupo chioax, Sangre Norteña, and many more. Buy your tickets now at People of all ages are welcomed to this family event! Free admission for kids 11 and under. For more […]

Sunshine Mexican Cafe

The Joliet Latino Economic Development Association assisted the Sunshine Mexican Cafe to apply for a Grant. Sunshine Mexican Cafe used the grant to purchase a food truck.

El Estado y Su Negocio – June 21, 2022

Representatives of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development presented resources to Joliet small business owners

Representatives of the Illinois Development of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) provided valuable resources to our local business owners at the El Estado y Su Negocio event. Diana Alfaro, Latino Business Development Manager, and Manny Lopez, Northeast Regional Manager, informed latino business owners about state funding and grant opportunities. If you missed this opportunity, sign […]

Diana Viveros joins Joliet LEDA as Program Manager

We are thrilled to introduce Diana Viveros as the Program Manager for Joliet LEDA. Diana has strong roots in the Joliet community. She is a graduate of Joliet Central High School (Go Steelmen!) and University of St. Francis where she double majored in Marketing and Business Management. She brings years of project management and communications […]