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The University of Illinois will receive a Community Outreach Partnership Centers Program New Directions Grant of $149,974 to work with its community partners in East St. Louis and the cities of Alorton, Brooklyn, Centreville, and Washington Park that surround it. The projects to be implemented were identified by these communities as among the most significant problems they face. Among the activities to be undertaken are: Developing and maintaining a non-profit incubator to provide training, facilities, and support to non-profit groups in these communities; and Setting up community technology centers in partnership with local non-profit and faith-based organizations. At the end of the project the University will have: trained 8 non-profit organizations; provided facilities and support for these groups; set up 10 community technology training centers; and provided on-going support and training for these centers. The project will enable the non-profit sector in these communities to function more effectively. Contact: R. Varkki George, 217-244-7059 .
Source: HUD Office of University Partnerships http://www.oup.org/
Last modified: 06 November 2001, Deanna Koenigs