The BASIC Initiative

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Contact: Steve Suess, Board PresidentBASIC
Email: ssuess@lindenwood.edu
Phone: (618) 257-7022
Address: 512 West Main St., Belleville, IL 62220
Website: http://www.thebasicinitiative.com/

Profile:
The BASIC (Belleville Achieves Strength in Character) Initiative’s mission is to promote positive character development throughout the Greater Belleville Community.

BASIC developed out of Belleville’s Community of Character initiative. It is a not-for-profit organization and a hands-on leader in developing and supporting programs, collaborations, and community organizations that serve the greater Belleville community. BASIC encourages citizens to build Belleville’s community service. The organization offers a variety of opportunities for people to raise the quality of their life by helping to raise the quality of life for others.

BASIC supports and promotes existing community services; facilitates community projects and programs; builds partnerships with local schools, churches, agencies, and neighborhoods; helps to coordinate large-scale community volunteer events; helps to raise funds to address community needs; develops youth through hands-on projects; and provides speakers and training to promote community of character.