At Project Oz, we are welcoming the energy and excitement of the new school year and changing seasons! Read on to learn about program updates and upcoming community events. Help Stock Our New “Give Back Box” Project Oz is helping reduce food insecurity in our West Bloomington neighborhood by hosting a new “Give Back Box”… Continue Reading
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Fall 2022: Back-To-School News
And the winner is…Project Oz!
Nonprofit Excellence Award Winner! At Project Oz, we love a chance to celebrate and share good news! On Saturday, we were honored to be chosen as the winner of the annual Nonprofit Excellence Award from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. We are especially proud of this recognition in light of the impressive accomplishments of… Continue Reading
National Runaway Prevention Month
Please join us during National Runaway Prevention Month! What: National Runaway Prevention Month is spearheaded nationally each November by our partner, the National Runaway Safeline (1800runaway.org). It is a chance to let the 4.2 million youth in the United States who experience some form of homelessness each year know that we see them and that safe shelter… Continue Reading
FALL 2021: BACK-TO-SCHOOL NEWS
We are geared up for the new school year! The pandemic continues to make school “interesting” for young people and our many school-based Project Oz staff members. After a busy summer of planning and training, we are excited to head back into classrooms across McLean County and provide the support students need to weather these… Continue Reading
Spring 2021 Update
There are always new things happening at Oz! Thanks to our amazing staff, partners, and supporters, we are helping more young people than ever. Read on for a round-up of recent Project Oz news. Building Equity and Expanding Restorative Practices Through a Healing Illinois grant, our Youth Empowered Schools (YES) program has been promoting dialogue… Continue Reading
We are looking to grow our passionate team!
Project Oz has a few new full-time openings in local elementary/middle schools for skilled relationship builders to use restorative practices to create an inclusive, supportive, engaged, and equitable school climate that will serve as a strong foundation for improved well-being, learning, and achievement for all students. Duties include assisting youth, families, and school administration in… Continue Reading
MLK Healing Illinois Poetry Contest
National Runaway Prevention Month
Join us during National Runaway Prevention Month! Each year more than 4.2 million young people in the United States experience some form of homelessness. Whether living on the streets, in a car, or bouncing between friends’ couches, young people with no safe place to stay and few supports are at high risk for exploitation and… Continue Reading
We Are All In This Together
Friends of Oz, we are deeply touched by those of you who have reached out to us during these challenging times and asked about our needs. As we all navigate this new normal together, we want you to know that Project Oz is working harder than ever to meet the needs of youth in our… Continue Reading
Project Oz Employment News!
WE’RE GROWING… AND ADDING TO OUR FANTASTIC TEAM! Youth and Family Specialist (serving dual counties) Project Oz has a full-time opening for a Youth and Family Specialist to provide day-to-day case management, life skills training, street outreach, counseling, and crisis intervention to individuals between the ages of 10 and 24 who are in Livingston and… Continue Reading