Arts and culture organizations across the region - their audiences, performers and performance venues, and related businesses
Strengthen the region’s arts and cultural life by leading collaborative initiatives that expand audiences, develop and showcase talent, facilitate creation of high-quality content in all forms of media for diverse audiences, bolster existing institutions, and launch new enterprises.
Local governments, primarily municipalities, but also special taxing jurisdictions such as park districts and libraries.
Members make policy and resource allocation decisions regarding basic community and economic development services to the residents of northern Illinois.
Many have attended NIU and are proud alumni (particularly of the MPA program). They are also consumers of a variety of continuing education, research, planning, and facilitation services.
Contact Greg Kuhn, Interim Director of NIU Center for Governmental Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school and community college educators, community organizations, researchers, technology professionals, students, and esports enthusiasts.
Our network is comprised of NIU faculty and graduate students. We plan to expand membership to high school educators and employers in the industry.
Regional nonprofit organizations
Provide leadership for innovation and collaboration in the nonprofit/NGO sector, resulting in new partnerships and initiatives that encourage civic engagement, facilitate social change and advance new methods for nonprofit excellence and social entrepreneurship.
P-20 educators in the Northern Illinois region
The Northern Illinois Regional P-20 Network is a large collective impact organization that collaborates to achieve the goal of 60 percent of residents holding a high quality degree or certificate by 2025.
Our 45 members from NIU, community colleges and school districts conduct research, pilot promising ideas, and implement actions designed to raise the level of educational attainment throughout the region.