Who we are.



Marquette Companies: is one of the premier partners of the Institute for Community.  Rooted in a rich history of land and apartment development, Marquette has emerged to become an operating partner that institutional investors trust, and understand the value that the Marquette team brings to any real estate investment.

Community Christian Church: We are a multi-site church in the western suburbs of Chicago that is all about helping people find their way back to God. We invite you to check us out as a faith community – our mission, what we believe – we welcome you no matter where you are in your spiritual journey.

The Village of Romeoville: The village in partnership with our citizens, schools, employees, and businesses, is dedicated to providing a foundation which enhances the quality of life throughout the community. This will be achieved through trust, honesty, integrity and commitment.

The Lockport Park District: We have partnered with the Lockport Park District and The Learning Step Pre-School Program to provide an atmosphere that encourages social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and development of pre-school aged children as a whole in order to prepare them for their daily elementary school years.  The Friendship Centre at HighPoint has partnered with the Lockport Park District to be one of the sites where this program is offered.

Character Counts: The purpose of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition is to fortify the lives of America’s young people with consensus ethical values called the “Six Pillars of Character.” These values, which transcend divisions of race, creed, politics, gender and wealth, are: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

The County of Will: We have a partnership with the Will County Health Department, they provide comprehensive public health programs and primary health care and dental services for medically under-served residents of one of America’s fastest growing counties. Services are provided regardless of age, race, color, national origin or disability.

New Thing: Our Mission is to be a catalyst for a movement of reproducing churches relentlessly dedicated to helping people find their way back to God.

The ABCD Institute: spreads its findings on capacity-building community development in two ways: (1) through extensive and substantial interactions with community builders, and (2) by producing practical resources and tools for community builders to identify, nurture, and mobilize neighborhood assets.

Forge America: While Forge doesn’t plant churches, we do champion and connect missional pioneers. Forge is unique in that it allies innovative church plants, mission ventures, a wide variety of theological colleges, and a number of major evangelical denominations and agencies. The Forge network is led by active missional practitioners who are able to offer significant experiential training in pioneering contexts.

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