August 13, 2019

Meet Kazim Abbot, FOUNDER of The Academic Consulting Agency, providing superior academic tutoring and college preparatory services to help students thrive and graduate debt free with the right offer on the table.

Q: Where's your hometown?

A: Dennery, St. Lucia (Cari...

December 3, 2018

2017 report commissioned by Springfield Public Schools indicated that although black and white students as well as low-income and non-low-income students enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) courses at similar rates, black and low-income students are less likely to acce...

October 8, 2018

In case you missed it (ICYMI), we’ve been sharing a whole lot lately on Facebook about the fundamentals of our Social Innovation Program and giving you the who, what, when, where, and why of our wonderful work (see what we did there?) in the world of social innovation....

August 28, 2018

Innovate Springfield, a downtown Springfield innovation and business incubator, has become part of the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) under an agreement aimed at expanding economic growth, entrepreneurship opportunities and social progress in the capital city...

July 6, 2018

Through the work of the Continuum of Learning, Sangamon County has been named a 60 by 25 Leadership Community by Advance Illinois and Northern Illinois University Education Systems.  This designation signifies a commitment from the Continuum of Learning and its county-...

April 8, 2018

Award winners and photos from the event. 


The University of Illinois Springfield, Innovate Springfield and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine honored eleven central Illinois individuals and organizations with “Innovator of the Year” awards during the i...

March 7, 2018

Creating a culture of innovators that value community and equality might sound like a mammoth endeavor, but at Innovate Springfield it's truly come naturally. Most all of our members are contributing to a culture of cohesion and unity for our city in one way or ano...

March 1, 2018

Innovate Springfield’s Social Innovation Program is all about doing what works where it’s needed most.  Our community is shifting towards a social innovation mindset; we know that by doing what has been proven to be effective as well as innovating and evaluating the ef...

February 10, 2018

Highlights:

  • Over the last several months, Innovate Springfield has been convening an all-star team of local non-profit experts to pilot the Community Support Plan (CSP) program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region.

  • The purpose of the CSP...

May 6, 2017

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine (SIU School of Medicine FCM), the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln (CFLL), Innovate Springfield, and the Sangamon County Continuum of Learning are excited to annou...

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