ABOUT Kankakee Area Community Connector was established in 2011 to build community in the Greater Kankakee area through public information, civic pride, and positivity initiatives under the brand name Happy Kankakee™. Its unincorporated association is comprised of freelancers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and volunteers who share their skills to plan projects for the purpose of uniting the community.

MISSION to unite the community through social connection initiatives that make public information common knowledge, boost civic pride, and promote a positive attitude.

VISION We want to see the sense of community – i.e. social connectedness – in the Greater Kankakee socio-economic area thrive. As our influence grows, we envision that a culture of open information sharing and audacious hometown pride will expand to overtake the region. As a united community, more needs can be met, more problems solved, more progress made.

VALUES To achieve our goal of local Unity, an unwavering Faith in the goodness of God necessitates that Integrity, Compassion, Gratitude, and Peacemaking be among are our highest values.

"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." (Psalms 127:1)

In a nutshell, God is Love, and Love is first. He is smarter than we are. He knows what makes each of us happy. He is the only possible hope for a wholly, Happy Kankakee™.

"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." (1 John 5:4)


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