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Community - Campus Day of Service

April 5, 2014

On Saturday, April 5th, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicked off National Volunteer Week with an inaugural Community-Campus Day of Service. Over 60 students, faculty and staff worked with six community partners on seven projects to complete pre-construction projects, community garden spring preparation projects, flyering in the community, reorganizing classrooms at Tap in Leadership Academy, cataloging choral literature, and preparing a Bee Garden. A big thank you goes out to all who helped on April 5!


Enriching perspectives through community engagement

Outreach Weekend Report - April 3-4, 2009

Weekend Summary

FAA 291 students spruce up a park, assist a neighborhood group with children activities, build a staircase

Students took part in a spruce-up of Virginia Park, a historic park on the south side of East St. Louis. Students painted the fence along Bond Avenue and the backstop of the baseball diamond, removed graffiti from playground equipment, and planted flowers with local children. The East St. Louis Park District helped coordinate a large cookout for student volunteers and community members on Saturday in Virginia Park. Other FAA 291 students worked with Concerned Citizens of Precinct 12, a neighborhood organization on the north-side of East St. Louis. On Friday they distributed flyers to local residents informing them of the yearly Easter Egg Hunt conducted by CCP12. On Saturday, the students assisted with the Easter Egg Hunt, and additional games and activities for local children, aged 4-14.

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