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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

LA336-438 Spring 2009

Laura Lawson:
Sungkyung Lee:

Course Description:
This studio is committed to civic engagement as a vehicle for professional and personal development. This is a university community-learning course in which students learn about local conditions and concerns/ideals directly from residents while providing professional services to neighborhood organizations seeking to improve their communities. Students will be encouraged to develop designs that address environmental conditions, incorporate community history, satisfy residents’ needs and concerns, and offer new opportunities for future generations. To encourage student reflection on professional and personal learning, class time and assignments will incorporate discussion, writing in sketchbook/journals, and other forms of dialogue.

Course Flyer

Student's finished designs:

Sunken Garden
Lalumier Community Gardens
Virginia Park

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