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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

Light Rail

The 1990 neighborhood improvement plan also called for economic development and job generation. EPDC, with help from UIUC students and faculty, succeeded in lobbying city officials and government agencies to route a light-rail line through Emerson Park and provide a station stop in the neighborhood. The Emerson Park Metrolink light-rail station was completed in 2001 providing residents with easier access to job opportunities on both sides of the Mississippi River.

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