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KnoxCorps

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Karrie Heartlein

Director of Government & Community Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7340

kheartle@​knox.edu

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The world has the Peace Corps, the United States has AmeriCorps, and the greater Galesburg community has KnoxCorps.

This local civic-engagement partnership—launched in 2012 as an initiative of President Teresa Amott in cooperation with the Galesburg Community Foundation—matches recent Knox graduates and current students with local non-profit organizations to support existing projects, build new programs, and help meet the critical needs of the community.

Like the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps, KnoxCorps is meant to be mutually beneficial—the organizations and the community get extra hands, a boost of energy, and new programs from Knox students and recent graduates, while the program participants gain valuable work experience and greater understanding of the Galesburg community and its successes and challenges. Likewise, the program bridges gaps, both perceived and actual, between the campus community and greater Galesburg.

Community Engagement

KnoxCorps commit to serving the Galesburg community and local nonprofits for 10-months. Each year, the KnoxCorps work together with their organizations to address local challenges and enhance the community.

  • Dea Saraqini, CASA
  • Emily Hagerott, Galesburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Lindsey Scott, Galesburg Civic Art Center
  • Greta Berger, Galesburg On Track (Heart & Soul)
  • Eliza Dehlin, Regional Office of Education
  • Frances Larsen, YMCA of Knox County
  • Sherri Mei, Knox Prairie Community Kitchen
  • Karina Martinez, Safe Harbor Crisis Center
  • Hannah Robinson, United Way of Knox County

Community Support

The KnoxCorps program receives contributions from donors and sponsors who help support program costs and KnoxCorps compensation. This partnership brings to fruition the College-community collaboration.

Local businesses and organizations sponsoring the KnoxCorps program include:

  • F&M Bank
  • G.L. Vitale Family Foundation
  • Galesburg Community Foundation
  • Galesburg Public Schools Foundation
  • HumanLinks Foundation
  • Jenzabar Foundation
  • Knox County Health Department
  • PNC

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Printed on Thursday, April 19, 2018