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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

Grants and Awards

Action Research Illinois Grants

Action Research Illinois congratulates the following on their successful proposals to the 2013 Seed Grant for Course Development program:

Dr. Grace Giorgio
COMM 111/112
Oral and Written Communication
(Investigating Food Systems using a social Justice Perspective)

Dr. Jeananne Nichols
FAA 391 JBN (CRN58044)
Art Experiences for Incarcerated Youth

Dr. Stacy Dymond and Michelle Bonati
SPED 199-SL (CRN 58115)/590-SL(CRN58124)
Creating Inclusive Secondary School Communities through Service Learning


2012 Awardees:

ARI offered its first round of funding for course development and mentors in the fall of 2011. Grants were awarded to faculty interested in developing service-learning courses that integrate interdisciplinary action research and public engagement with partners in East Central Illinois communities. ARI Mentors take part in a series of Faculty Affiliate workshops in the Spring of 2012 and serve on a panel of mentors for individuals who receive Course Development Grants in the 2012 funding cycle. Following are the 2012 awardees.



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