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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

UP478 Spring 2006

UP 478: Community Development Workshop

Dr. Stacy Harwood
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Spring 2006

The focus of this workshop was on plan implementation and grant writing. The workshop participants worked with East St Louis nonprofits. Students assisted the organizations by helping them develop fundable projects and programs. In addition, students learned to find funding opportunities from small donations to federal grants as well as write proposals.


 Our community partners (and project focus):



The course included guest lectures and visits to non-profits, foundations and government agencies to learn about how these organizations both distribute grant money as well as apply for additional funding.


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