Mission & Vision Statement
To inspire our audiences through exceptional LIVE orchestral performances and programs. – Mission Statement
To be the premier regional orchestra in Illinois, promoting the transformative and universal power of LIVE music. – Vision Statement
Excellence: To commit to the highest level of artistic, administrative, and volunteer achievement.
Community Engagement: To foster meaningful relationships throughout our communities through musical performances, programs, and collaborations that engage the hearts and minds of our listeners.
Education: To provide exciting, life changing opportunities and resources for students of ALL ages.
Collaboration: To build our internal and external relationships as we promote accessibility to our organization.
Legacy: To invest responsibly in our present, to plan dutifully for our future, and to nurture our community’s investment in us.
Innovation: To foster the creation and exploration of new ideas both on and off stage.
The Illinois Telecommunications Association (ITA) and its professional staff serve at the direction of the corporation’s Board of Directors and are guided by it’s standing and special committees. There are also a number of ad hoc committees created to address special, one-time issues. As new members join the Association, additional committees will be formed to serve our diverse membership.
The mission of the Illinois Telecommunications Association is to create a forum for its members to identify and to examine issues of importance; to foster collaboration among its members; and to present on behalf of the telecommunications industry a unified position on matters of importance before the regulatory and legislative bodies of Illinois.
It’SNOT just fun, It’s educational!
Tickle a giant nose and make it sneeze! Learn how fast a sneeze travels.
Climb through the brain, spine and gooey intestines of our three-story human body exhibit featuring “Active Alex!” Learn about the major body systems and how to stay healthy
Create your own weather report at WKID Weather Station. Learn about weather patterns and what meteorologists do.
Plant your veggies in our interactive garden. Learn what foods help YOU grow.
Explore our splashy water table! Learn about soil erosion, floods and dams
Make yourself at home in our green-built playhouse. Learn about green home construction and see what’s hot and what’s not as you stand in front of our thermal-imaging camera!
Local independent business owners recognized that they were facing unprecedented competition from larger chain competitors, internet merchants, and franchises whose branding power operated on a large scale.
The group understood that it was important to support unique businesses who provide meaningful service with a personal touch, and whose owners invest their lives into the community.
To bring a voice to Springfield merchants and businesses, Local First Springfield was founded in 2008 to encourage consumers to look to local, independent businesses FIRST
Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault (PCASA) supports survivors of sexual violence, promotes healing and prevention and creates social change throughout Central Illinois. We are dedicated to serving as a voice for compassion and justice for victims and a catalyst for social justice in eleven Illinois counties.
The Springfield Art Association (SAA) a community based, non-profit organization*, promotes and supports the visual arts, provides art education opportunities for the greater Springfield area, and preserves and interprets historic Edwards Place and the collections of the SAA.
Enhance our members’ success and advocate on their behalf.
To be the voice of business and catalyst that promotes a vibrant community and economy.
What We Value
Business Resources & Support
Leadership & Professional Development
Visibility & Connections That Matter
Accountability – Brand Promise
We partner with members, investors, volunteers and the community at-large and hold ourselves accountable for:
Providing superior services to our members.
Promoting our community as a great place to live and work.
Advocating for legislative policies and practices conducive for a thriving business community and opposing those that are not.
We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors in 10,000 communities to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Visit SpringfieldYMCA.org to read about our amenities and programs.
The mission of The Phoenix Center is to support Central Illinois’ LGBT Community with programming for promoting equality, health & well being, and social and educational growth.
The Center was founded on April 1, 2001 by a group of LGBT teens wanting to create a safe place to meet. For a while they met in a garage and later met at a church. It was then that the 501c3 was formed. Eventually they moved to a building at Laurel & 2nd St. and in 2005 bought their current home at 109 E. Lawrence Ave. Since that move, services and groups have expanded extensively — including one of downtown’s most popular street festivals, PRIDEFest, which takes place in May every year at 2nd and Capitol.