Current and prospective teachers:
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Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Local Educational/Social Organizations:
Advocates United for Joliet Children A network of Advocate Stakeholders accountable for assessing, referring, tracking, evaluating and implementing a system of care and education to enable all Joliet children to achieve their full potential.
apieceofthepuzzleA social community dedicated to those with special needs and disabilities. Chat room, game room, parents forum and articles for parents, educators, schools and organizations.
Youthfutures. An online search engine provided by the Workforce Investment Board of Will County. If you need help, Youthfutures is where you will find it - from specialized technology training to family support to health services and much more.
Child Care Resource & Referral, a non-profit referral agency
Lambs Fold Lamb’s Fold Center for Women and Children serves homeless and abused women and children by providing them with community based supportive housing, personalized
recovery services, and assisting them to achieve self-sufficiency.
Child Care Help
Learning Technology Center Area 1 South
TREES: Three Rivers Education for Employment System www.trees.k12.il.us
TREP: Three Rivers Educational Partnerships: www.trma.org/trep/PROGRAMS.HTM
Will County Farm Bureau: Education in the Classroom www.willcfb.com
Illinois Association of School Boards www.iasb.com
Illinois Association of School Administrators: www.iasaedu.org
Illinois Association of School Board Officials: www.iasbo.org
Illinois Association of Regional School Superintendents: www.iarss.org
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: www.nbpts.org
Will County residents are fortunate to have so many outstanding, dedicated social service organizations. Several of these local agencies have generously offered their informational services to teachers and/or students at Will County Schools through the Connecting Schools & Community program implemented by the Will County Regional Office of Education.
This program gives our agencies the opportunity to provide their services to our schools by registering with this office.
Below is a list of organizations and links to their information.