NextGen Community Connection

Young professionals who want to connect with peers, elevate their professional image, and give back to their community will find a home with the Community Connection group.

The NextGen Community Connection group, a partnership between Decatur Park District, Decatur Parks Foundation, and The Community Foundation, encourages young professionals between the ages of 25-40 living within Macon County to become members of this resourceful organization.

Community Connection offers many outreach opportunities to allow like-minded adults to socialize, grow professionally, and give back to the community. However, we want the members to follow their own passions and interests to really help this group grow.

Social Events

Throughout the year, many social opportunities will be announced giving members a chance to hang out and visit the many outstanding venues available in Macon County. Each event will offer members VIP treatment with perks such as free tickets, free food, or behind-the-scenes access.

Professional Connections

A quarterly, intimate, unscripted event, Secrets of Success, will be held allowing access to influential community leaders. This question and answer time gives members an opportunity to make professional connections. Food is provided at this free event.

Mobile Workshops

Young professionals are invited to host the Community Connection group at their place of work. In doing so, more professionals will learn about what is great in Macon County and give members the opportunity to go behind the scenes at large Macon County companies.

Volunteer Opportunities

With the growing number of volunteer opportunities in Macon County, Community Connection is the perfect resource to help connect a member with a cause they are passionate about. Area volunteer opportunities are continually highlighted and shared with the group to give them a chance to give back to their community with their time and talents. In addition, the steering committee will coordinate volunteer opportunities that the group can show up to all together.

Judy Mason Basket Collection

Our group had an awesome time helping at this volunteer event!

Giving Back

For Community Connection members looking to pool their donations and collectively award impactful grants, the GiVE365 Giving Circle is a perfect fit. All members are invited to contribute to the GiVE365 Giving Circle.

How to Join

Great news! Membership is free!

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