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Feed the pig to support mental health services!

Integrity Counseling, ISU-APO, and BCAI collaborated with incredible creativity to bring you the Epic piggy banks! 

The pigs, designed mostly by our Hip Hop Elemental Arts participants and lead artists, are painted by both organizations involved. You’ll see techniques and unique tags from each student and incredible unlocked imaginative designs.

You can find Epic piggy banks in churches, and local businesses and organizations all over Bloomington-Normal until December 7. After that, they will be available for purchase for $25 each, right here on the BCAI website!

INtegRIty Counseling is a community-based, non-profit pay-as-you-can counseling agency.

Alpha Phi Omega is an ISU service organization, highly dedicated to each service project and its connected organization.

Both entities align with BCAI values and we are honored to share this opportunity.

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If you can’t find a pig, you can mail a donation to INtegRIty Counseling, 502 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701, or donate online at their website. Donations help cover the costs of 100% quality accessible mental health services.

… upcoming sessions …

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A Word from our Executive Director

“As a visionary, the vision never really belongs to me. I knew from the second it burst inside my mind that it was going to be bigger than my own existence. BCAI is the necessary ‘vehicle’ to destroying destructive cycles in this world such as violence, sexual abuse, victimization, poverty etc.

My ‘why’ is when a parent comes to me in tears because their child is making friends, fearlessly freestyling in a cypher, or exuding confidence in other ways all for the first time.

My ‘why’ is when I humbly am allowed to watch a student go from fear to resilience; from self-loathing and sabotage to working on these ‘new’ superpowers they find within themselves. The looks on their faces, the fierce courage increasing and the family dynamics improving – all of this is why I work long hours for them, why I am adamant about protecting our familial village existence and why I will never retreat.

BCAI is not a building; it is a family and a legacy. Unconditional love and resilience training.

Thank you to everyone who has believed, still believes, and will never stop actively believing and investing in our vision and mission. You do not go unseen.”

– Angelique Rački

Contact Us

Studio: 107 E Chestnut St #100, Bloomington, IL 61701

Mailing Address: PO Box 3352, Bloomington, IL 61702-3352

Telephone: (309) 532-4272

Email: BreakingChains116@gmail.com

We’re dedicated to supporting communities at this critical time. We are open for class, with social distancing in place, for students and staff ONLY.
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