For more than 50 years, the SIUE East St. Louis Center (ESLC) has played an essential role in the Metro East area offering services and educational opportunities that empower area citizens to create a strong community.
The ESLC operates programs funded through federal, state and local grants with an annual budget of more than $15 million.
The ESLC offers educational programs and services that address the educational and life skills needs of the community with the purpose of "Empowering People ... Strengthening Communities."
The ESLC is well on its way to achieving its vision of becoming "A nationally recognized service delivery center that offers exemplary service and innovative program that equip diverse populations for responsible citizenship, productive employment, and economic development in a changing global society." And to date, the Center remains a place in the Metro East area where Hope Happens!