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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

Illinois Global Action Research

In São Tomé, West Africa the University of Illinois is initiating projects based on the ESLARP model which are strengthening democratic institutions by promoting uncensored access to information. It is assisting in infrastructure development which will enhance the economy and supports social institutions. The university is also projecting a positive image of American citizenship and education through service learning. By examining the work conducted to date and looking toward the future, it becomes clear how the model of interdisciplinary service learning can expose students to the benefits of working with other disciplines on a broad but single project and witness how their activities enhance the growth of a developing country.

Current projects:

•    São Tomé Project website

Examples of International Collaboration Products:
Mid-Report of Sao Tome's Independence Plaza Designs (2010)
Student Designs for Sao Tome's Independence Plaza and Waterfront (2010)
Sao Tome and Principe Appropriate Technology School Proposal (2010)
Emerging Futures for Sao Tome & Principle's International Airport Campus (2007)

Paul Adams
São Tomé Project Coordinator

Last updated on 11/9/2012
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