Team Illinois

TEAM Illinois Initiative

TEAM ILLINOIS is a priority initiative that empowers Illinois' communities.

TEAM Illinois Mission

  • Restore Pride and Dignity
  • Develop and Implement Blueprint for Prosperity
  • Demonstrate Citizenship in Action
  • Move from Dependency to Self-Sufficiency
  • Build capacity
  • Create Sustainability Networks
  • Change Expectations

TEAM Illinois Sites

Map of Team Illinois Sites (listed below)

These sites were chosen based on a number of need-based indicators: Unemployment rates, lack of adequate housing, major infrastructure and utility needs, high literacy rates, general trend of economic downturn, high crime rates, high substance abuse rates, and lack of adequate health care. Established in 2003, TEAM (Together Everyone Accomplishes More) Illinois honed in on the needs of small towns throughout Illinois that needed to be stimulated both economically and socially. With the help of local businesses, churches, faith-based organizations, and schools TEAM Illinois has been successful in creating stability for these originally unstable towns.

  • Alexander County
  • East Aurora
  • Englewood
  • Pembroke
  • Savanna
  • Venice

Additional Information


Mr. Michael Holmes, Associate Director

Chicago Phone: (312) 793-4565

Chicago Fax: (312) 814-3073

Springfield Phone: (217) 557-2109

Springfield Fax: (217) 524-5586

TTY: (312) 793-2670