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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

LA 336/438 Spring 2006

Professor: Laura Lawson
Office hours: M 10-12, W 11-12

Research Assistant: Sungkyung Lee


This year’s East St. Louis vertical studio focuses on cultural heritage and park/open-space design.  This studio is a university community-learning course in which students learn about local conditions and concerns directly from residents while providing professional services to neighborhood organizations seeking to improve their community. Students will be introduced to park and open space design and programming, participatory design processes, community development, African American cultural landscapes, everyday urbanism, and more. In addition, the studio will contribute to the profession’s understanding of issues related to public landscapes in low-income communities of color.

Course Syllabus

Products Create by the Class:
Pullman Porter Park Sign
Pullman Porter Park Plan
Heritage Trail Brochure 1
Heritage Trail Brochure 2
Race Riot Memorial Proposal
Jones Park Master Plan

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