College-Community Partnership Offers Free Educational Symposium

Joliet Junior College is teaming with several community organizations to help you advance your career or join the local workforce.

Attend the free educational symposium on April 26 to learn about available resources and opportunities to help you reach your educational and career goals. Whether you’re just out of high school or a returning adult learner, the symposium has something for everyone.

JJC is partnering with the Harvey Brooks Foundation, The Noah Center, African American Business Association (Job Readiness), and the Spanish Community Center, a United Way partner agency. The event is part of the College-Community Partnership Initiative, led by JJC Vice President of Student Development Dr. Yolanda Farmer and Burneva McCullum with the African America Business Association.
“The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen college-community partnerships and outreach within the district, bring awareness to JJC’s academic programs and comprehensive support services, and address the educational and workforce needs of the diverse community we serve,” Farmer said. 

The educational symposium is the first collaborative program hosted by the initiative team. 

“As educators and advocates, we recognize as college-community partners we have a collective mission to educate, empower and support students and community members to achieve success,” said Farmer.

The April 26 event takes place from 5-7 p.m. at the Family Life Center (All Nations Church), 503 S. Water Street in Joliet.

For media inquiries, please contact Scott Harvey, JJC communications and media coordinator, at 815-280-2844 or