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Western Avenue Community Center

Andrew Held
Tiffani Jackson / WGLT

Andrew Held decided to devote his life to youth outreach after witnessing two troubling incidents in Bloomington during 2011.

Heartland Community College is now offering a new program at the Western Avenue Community Center to help Bloomington residents who aren’t native English speakers gain the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

One man and four women standing against a wall posing for a photo.
Courtesy / Multicultural Leadership Program

Raegan Rinchiuso never thought of herself as someone who was particularly privileged, but she has been surprised by what she has learned about herself from reflective exercises, including a poverty simulation, that have been part of her experience as a member of the Multicultural Leadership Program's 2018 class.

A Quarter Century Of Helping Latino Families

May 4, 2017
Gail Franklin / Western Avenue Community Center

Many social service workers burn out long before the quarter century mark. Not so Socorro Alvarez, the Hispanic Outreach director for the past 25 years at Bloomington's Western Avenue Community Center.

Western Avenue Community Center

The Western Avenue Community Center in Bloomington is 90 years old.