Charlton Foundation grant prompts career center change at Kankakee Community College
A $250,000 gift from the Charlton Family Charitable Foundation has prompted Kankakee Community College (KCC) to rename its career center, according to the school's website.
The Walter “Jack” and Gretchen Charlton KCC Career Center will serve as a place where students, alumni and community members can look for advice on finding jobs. Employers in the area can also utilize the center to search for qualified employees.
The center had its ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this month, with those on hand including Chasity Wells-Armstrong, mayor of Kankakee; Dennis Marek and Jeff Smith, directors of the Charlton Family Charitable Foundation; John Avendano, president of KCC; Steve Smith, chair of the KCC Foundation Board; Matt McBurnie; Jeff Hammes, KCC Foundation Board member; and Ken Crite, KCC Career Center coordinator.
Crite and McBurnie are also board members of the center. Hammes is the president of the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce.