Western Avenue Community Center
LINC Basketball

LINC Youth Programs

The Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center (LINC) was first established back in the mid 1960's by the Bloomington Housing Authority as a community center for the residents in the Sunnyside Housing Project. Many programs through various agencies have come and gone through the years. In 1986, Western Avenue Community Center was approached by community officials to take over programming for the center.

The Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center is a large gym that houses some of the best youth basketball coaching and competition in town. LINC also includes two small classrooms for tutoring and mentoring. Program Director Dodie Dunson has deemed LINC as the "family room of the neighborhood". While basketball is the "hook" that entices youth to enter the doors, LINC Youth Programs offer that and so much more.

To volunteer with the programs at LINC, please complete the following paperwork:

Activities include:

Volunteers with a heart for teens and a lot of energy are welcome!  Please call Dodie Dunson at (309) 750-4500 or send an email to Amy Cottone.