Western Avenue Community Center


Hello everyone, welcome to our website!  Western Avenue Community Center offers many programs to support members of our community. Please explore the webpages here to learn how you can help, either monetarily or volunteer. Visit our Calendar to see upcoming events that are scheduled. Your support can make a huge difference in our community. Thank you.

WACC Food Pantry is Permanently Closed

The Salvation Army of Bloomington and Western Avenue Community Center are collaborating to better serve the community through food pantry services. Western Avenue Community Center has decided to streamline their services and because of this, they have closed their food pantry. Their last day of food pantry services was May 30, 2017.

New Office Hours Started June 1

Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Friday by Appointment Only

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Some Great News!

The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded Western Avenue Community Center with a $3,000 grant to help pay for staff time to train tutors in the After School Program. The support comes from the Ruth Carey Education Endowment Fund and will support the training of up to 80 volunteer tutors per semester during the 2017/18 school year!  These tutors will help kindergarten through 6th grade students achieve academic progress through daily reading, homework help and mentoring. Thank you to IPCF and its supporters for the generous grant to our program!

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Cinco de Mayo Event was a Success!

Cinco de Mayo

We are thrilled to announce that Fiesta Cinco de Mayo 2017 raised $8,870.04 for the Hispanic Outreach Program at WACC and will enable us to continue to serve Latino children, families and individuals all year long.

Our success is due to the generous sponsors of our event - Mr. John Schoening, American Family Insurance Agent Kathy Alwes-Petri, Afni, Health Alliance, Mr. Eric Rehtmeyer, Mr. Michael Jones, and Mr. Jay Taylor - as well as to the absolutely amazing crowd of families and individuals who bought tickets to our event, enjoyed delicious tacos & tamales, and participated in a celebration of Mexican culture right here in Bloomington-Normal. Thank you to all our sponsors!   Check out the pictures!

Western Avenue Community Center, 600 N. Western Ave., Bloomington, IL 61701   (309) 829-4807

Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center, 1615 W. Illinois St., Bloomington, IL 61701   (309) 808-1142

Western Avenue Community Center is a member agency of United Way of McLean County.