Friendship Center Blog

Let’s Talk

September 8th, 2015 by Chris Savini

People like to talk. Working the Welcome Desk at the Friendship Centre has convinced me of the truth in that statement. Of course there are exceptions, but as a general rule I’ve come to learn that, given the opportunity, people want to talk about their lives. Every day I come to work, smile, and say […]

We Even Have a Helicopter!

August 15th, 2014 by Dan Vallaro

Even if you’re not joining us this year at our Annual Charity Golf Outing, you can still be in on the fun.  Follow the link below to purchase your golf balls.  They’ll be dropped from a helicopter and if your golf ball lands in the hole, you can win as much as $6,000! Click here […]

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

March 17th, 2014 by Dan Vallaro

Community Life, in partnership with  HighPoint Apartments  and the Institute for Community put on a 3 on 3 basketball tournament this past weekend.  Athletes of all ages came out to hit the courts and make it to the finals.  Good times were had by all! Did you know that the Friendship Centre regularly has open gym time? […]

Students had a BLAST this past weekend!

January 22nd, 2014 by Dan Vallaro

“Over a year ago, we decided to do something different at the Friendship Centre and devised a strategy to make a change with the way people buy snacks and drinks which would also help raise money for our student programs. I am happy to say we raised $2,000 which will go to scholarship Romeoville kids to Blast, a […]

Summer Time = Pool Time!

May 6th, 2013 by ifcadmin

I’m sure you’ve noticed the weather getting a lot nicer these past few days; the Sun is shining and the temperature is rising, and you know what that means, Summer is almost here! So come and join us for a swim on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 25th, when our Friendship Centre pool officially opens […]

It’s March, how is your New Years Resolution coming along?

March 5th, 2013 by Dan Vallaro

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already decided that 2014 is the year to really get back in shape.  That’s not the right attitude and the Friendship Centre at HighPoint can help.  Did you know that we have a Jazzercise class that meets 6 days of the week?    Jazzercise is the original dance exercise phenomenon! […]

Asset Mapping Can Be Delicious

February 15th, 2013 by Dan Vallaro

Have you ever wanted to know what’s available around the Friendship Centre and in the greater Romeoville area, look no further than this new and delicious website. We put Doug and Sara Panozzo, the HighPoint Community Life Architects, to task at taking their wealth of knowledge of all things Romeoville and putting it online.  This […]

How do our tutoring students improve almost 2 grade levels in only 40 hours?

November 20th, 2012 by Coleen Fox

The average improvement for students finishing 40 tutoring sessions in either reading or math in our Academic Enrichment Program is 1.8 years.  How is this possible?  Do we have magic curriculum?  Do our tutors know something classroom teacher don’t?  Have we found a miracle way to have kids retain all they have learned? Actually, the […]

Friendship Centre’s First Intern

November 13th, 2012 by Dan Vallaro

We have our first student intern, Kailey Rodriguez from the CAC’s Underground Student Resident Program, helping out with  Children’s Programs and Special Events here at the Friendship Centre.  Kailey is a junior at Plainfield East High School  and was chosen as one of the first four student residents, as part of the HighPoint University program.  […]

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