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 who provide various community helper services, such as public speaking, event planning/project management, volunteer coordinating, recruiting, and grant writing. We are also couriers, salespersons, volunteers, and general laborers; all 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, we know that in our daily interactions, the Christian values of Integrity, Compassion, Gratitude, and Peacemaking are key; and these can only be acquired by Faith.
"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." (Proberbs 127:1)
In a nutshell, we put God, Who is Love, first. He is smarter than we are. He knows what makes each of us happy. He is the only source of 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)