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...

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-...

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


  • 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...

February 4, 2017

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce -- one of Innovate Springfield’s Social Innovation partners through the Continuum of Learning and “Sangamon Success” -- is working to certify Sangamon County as the first "Work Ready Community" in Illinois.  In a Work Ready c...

January 7, 2017

In October 2016, I was thrilled to join the Innovate Springfield team to head up its Social Innovation Program.  Since then, I’ve been asked: what is social innovation, and how will it benefit the Springfield community? 

Social innovation is a field that produces...

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