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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 - November 10-11, 2006

Weekend Summary
The November 10-11th work weekend was very successful for the Po’Lock Town Neighborhood! Pearson Bush did a wonderful job of securing donations for the weekend from Waste Management, St. Clair County and the City of East St. Louis. Residents and ESLARP Volunteers successfully cleaned up and improved five sites! Improvements included the corners of Missouri Ave. and 26th and Missouri Ave. and 22nd Streets. These sites were beautified through tree, brush and trash removal. Several residents stopped to help or to share encouraging words, thank YOU! On the block of 24th Street between Kansas and Broadway huge improvements were seen when, through the use of large machinery and many, many helping hands, a beautiful stone house was carved out of the overgrown brush. Old tires were pulled out and rolled to the collection pile and two large dumpsters were filled with debris and trash. Thanks to all that helped on this site – Brandon and his two friends included! The land adjacent to Officer Funeral Home on the 2100 block between Missouri Ave and Kansas Ave was stripped of trash and overgrown trees and weeds. Finally, a vacant lot on the 2400 block of Gaty Ave was cleared of fallen tree limbs and a deteriorating wall was cleaned up. In the back alley off this lot, illegally dumped trash was cleared out to make the alleyway passable again. This clean up was a huge success, but would not have been possible without the cooperation of all involved; from the drivers and managers from the City, County and Waste Management (Thanks, Randy!) to the residents who worked alongside the volunteers and used their personal equipment (Thanks Bobcat Driver Man) all the way to the residents who supported the event by sharing their gratitude with us. Also a special thanks to the members of the Greater Faith Christian Fellowship Church for providing wonderful meals and a warm place to rest for the volunteers. Thank you all!!
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