Dan Stinnett, president and director of The Hub, is also an ACT Math Test tutor.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Boost your ACT math score with math tutor Dan Stinnett, director and president of the Hub in New Lenox.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The HUB is reaching out to help job seekers become employees.
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Hub staff welcomes all ages to the open house festivities.
The Hub, a nonprofit community center designed for teens and young adults, is planning a three-day grand re-opening. It's an open house filled with DJ music, live bands, food and video games, said Dan Stinnett, president. It's been a rocky road for the community center that opened in 2008 and closed last December because it didn't have money for a $3,700 special use permit from Will County. Still the New Lenox community and surrounding towns, including Mokena, Frankfort and Manhattan have been supportive. After a hiatus that lasted several months, The Hub President Dan Stinnett has gathered enough funding to re-open the popular teen hangout. "The Hub's grand re-opening is planned for Sept. 15-16. In addition to concerts for young people on…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Hub means more than music; it means positive outreach and support for local teens. After more than a year of closures and financial stress, the New Lenox organization could get a big break.
The Hub, the 5,400-square-foot community center where teenagers can relax is not only set to re-open with an Open House on Sept. 14, but it also has a chance to win a $250,000 grant from the nationwide Chase Bank Grant initiative. The organization's 27-year-old president and director, Dan Stinnett, is fully aware that he faces a mountain of competition from other well-intentioned non-profit organizations that reach out to serve others, but he remains hopeful. Because this popular hangout is both a healthy place and it's well-supervised, it has gained support from churches, schools and governmental agencies in the Lincoln-Way region. The Hub was nominated as among the 196 charities eligible for the $250,000 grant from the Chase Bank Grant …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Music, dance and presentations motivate volunteers and brings families together in the annual volunteerism event in New Lenox.
Mayor Tim Baldermann Monday issued a proclamation celebrating the 11 Days of Giving implemented through ShareFest 2012 at the Village Board meeting. With plans for the sixth annual ShareFest underway, chairperson Gary Cheney is looking forward to the "fair atmosphere" that has surrounded the 11 Days of Giving, he said later. ShareFest is an annual event in New Lenox that brings together the community for a massive volunteerism effort. It includes numerous service projects, as well as collections for toys, books, food and lots more. Recently added are health and job fairs. This year's event runs Sept. 1-11, with the main event taking place Saturday, Sept. 8. While ShareFest is established primarily to assist those in need and those …
Friday, August 10, 2012
After being forced to close while getting up to county code, Dan Stinnett plans to re-open The Hub by mid-September. The popular hangout for area youths has been closed on-and-off for more than a year.
The problem that has plagued teenagers for eons is that they have no place to simply hang out. There are signs everywhere that read: No Loitering, No Skateboarding, No Parking and more. It's tough even on parents that welcome the crowd regularly to their homes. The reality is that any time there's a large group of boys and girls gathered socially, there's going to be loud music, some roughhouse and a lot of flirting going on. Dan Stinnett, director of The Hub, a nonprofit community center to serve Lincoln-Way's youth, understands the "no" syndrome. The 5,400-square-foot facility in the unincorporated industrial area on Schoolhouse Road was shuttered in December 2011 after originally closing that summer. But now it's slated to reopen no …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Dan Stinnett, director of the youth center in New Lenox, is pleading for financial help to keep the doors open and provide a safe place for local teens. Here's what you can do to help.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I take a look at some of the top stories from November 2011, including No Child Left Behind standards, Dan Stinnett's dedication to The Hub and the local Boy and Girl Scouts awesome food drive.
November is always a time to be thankful. We thank veterans who have sacrificed for us early in the month, and later we say gives thanks for what we have during our hungriest holiday. This month's coverage shows the many people and things there are to be thankful for in New Lenox. From the director of The Hub giving all his time to a noble cause to the local scouts hauling in a record amount of food to donate, from the freedom veterans have given us to the advocacy efforts of the late Patrick Juris, there are many good people who call New Lenox home. Here are the top 10 stories from November 2011: Tragic Loss: Friends and colleagues said Patrick Juris was "inspirational" for his advocacy work for people with disabilities. He died in …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
New Lenox resident Dan Stinnett set aside his job hunt a few years ago when he realized local teens didn’t have a safe, fun place to go on weekends.
Dan Stinnett has been recognized as Greatest Person of the Day on Huffington Post, a feature that spotlights ordinary and extraordinary people in Patch communities whose acts of courage, determination, volunteerism and compassion have made a difference in their towns. These are people who inspire and energize others to strengthen their communities and improve lives. Twenty-seven, living at home and barely making an income. It’s not an uncommon story these days, but for Dan Stinnett it’s a choice. The director of New Lenox’s community youth center, The Hub, set aside the job hunt a few years ago when he realized local teens didn’t have a safe, fun place to go on weekends. Enter The Hub, a place that offers concerts, private parties, games …