August 13, 2013

ARC News

ARC is a Member of the Westside Housing Collaborative

IWU’s ARC is one of the collaborative’s five partners, which also include the city, the University of Illinois Community Preservation Clinic, Coldwell Banker Heart of America and State Farm Bank.  “I think our odds for true revitalization have never been better,” said Deb Halperin, coordinator of Illinois Wesleyan University’s Action Research Center (from  Read More….


ARC Director Deborah Halperin and some of the 2013 CPP Interns at the announcement of the housing collaborative grant on July 30th, 2013.


The Historypin Project

The Historypin project, started by Jenny Long ’13 and taken over by Todd Anderson ’15, catalogs old community photos to help residents and community members remember the history of West Bloomington.

Click here to read the Pantagraph’s story!


Local historian Bill LaBounty, right, describes the significance of several west-side buildings to Todd Anderson, who is assembling a photo archive for the West Bloomington Revitalization Project, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (The Pantagraph, David Proeber)


ARC in the News with the McLean County Wellness Coalition

Click here to see how ARC supports the McLean County Wellness Coalition!

mclean county wellness coalition


Lalonde ’14 Launches the Tool Library

Matt LaLonde ’14 is launched a Tool Library for the Bloomington-Normal area, to lend home repair and gardening tools to residents at no charge.

Click here to read the Pantagraph’s story about Matt and the Tool Library!

tool library inventory