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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

Noah Lenstra

Noah Lenstra

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

I'm a second-year Master's student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS). I have been involved with ESLARP since Spring 2007, when as a general volunteer I assisted with preliminary work towards the safeguarding of archival material housed in the buildings of the Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts & Humanities in East St. Louis. In Fall 2007 I worked with an Archives Administration class, facilitating a collaboration between the class and the Centers in which students gained hands-on experience and contextual information and the Centers gained an understanding of the archival collection they held and possible ways in which they could successfully care for that collection. In Spring 2008 my work with the Dunham Centers continued as a lead teams of general volunteers to help with the work and assisted museum staff in acquiring material for publicity and marketing.

Currently, I am working with the Archives Administration Class in a collaborative grant-writing project with the Dunham Centers in which the Centers will learn more about funding opportunities and students will gain valuable grant writing experience. Additionally, I am currently working to assess and document the ESLARP archive so that future acquisitions, preservation and digitization can be done at a later date.
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