With the help from a grant received from the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission, The Forest Park Community Center awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Dariyon Woods on July 18. Woods will be attending Northern Illinois University this fall and is also a graduate of Joliet West High School.
“The Forest Park Community Center is grateful to the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission for the scholarship grant,” said Bettye Gavin, Executive Director of the Forest Park Community Center. “Providing scholarships allows area students to enhance their lives through higher education which empowers them to eventually give back to the community.”
The Forest Park Community Center awards scholarships to students who demonstrate good grades and community service. With the help of Silver Cross’ Healthy Community Commission, they are able to grant new scholarships to deserving individuals. Scholarship recipients must live within the zip codes 60432, 60433 and 60436.
The purpose of Silver Cross’s Healthy Community Commission (HCC) is essentially to coordinate and enhance existing programs for workforce development, education and business growth with a focus on health care and construction. One of the not-for-profit organization’s main goals is to create a stronger, healthier future for Joliet.