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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

What We Do

ESLARP organizes technical and capacity-building assistance for community-based organizations by harnessing and leveraging the efforts of students, staff, and faculty. In the spirit of true partnership, community residents identify and prioritize tasks to be worked on, as well as the ends towards which campus efforts must be directed. Individuals from the campus learn from community residents, who have intimate and extensive knowledge of their community; in exchange for access to this knowledge, they work on projects that enhance and build community. ESLARP maintains and sustains this relationship regardless of the individuals, on campus and in the community, who might be involved at any given point.

Diverse campus units (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning, Recreation, Sport &Tourism, Law, Library and Information Science, Education, Social Work plus many more) come together to work on community and neighborhood projects in East St. Louis and Internationally.  ESLARP’s work falls into the following categories:

Student Learning

Community Information and Technology

Neighborhoods and Planning

Organizational Capacity Building

Parks and Open Space

Design Assistance and Construction

Illinois Global Action Research

Citizen's Air Quality Project



Last updated on 7/22/2011
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