Spotlight . . .


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

Will Godfrey

Will Godfrey

Outreach Weekend Coordinator
School of Architecture

I'm Will Godfrey.  I am a third year graduate student working towards a Masters of Architecture degree and a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering.  I received my undergraduate degree, a Bachelors of Science in Architecture Studies, here at the University of Illinois in 2006.  I've been in college now for about 8 years, as sad as that sounds.  I have professional experience working in both an architecture studio and a structural engineering firm in downtown Chicago, I enjoy the work I do, I just need to graduate!

I have been involved with ESLARP for 3 or 4 years now, first as a general volunteer and, for the past year or so, as a Graduate Assistant.  Last year I acted as a community liaison between ESLARP and Catholic Urban Programs (CUP), a religious charity group.  My work was focused around the design of a new community center CUP intended to build in East St. Louis.  This year I am serving as our Outreach Weekend Coordinator.  This means that I get to spend lots of time staring at spreadsheets and harassing the faculty about class rosters.  I work closely with Vicki, or really she works while I watch, to make sure that our weekends go as smoothly as possible and the volunteer experience can be a positive one for all our volunteers.

In my free time I ride my bike for Illini Cycling and brew my own beer.  I have a black cat named Midnight (creative, I know) that likes to run around in circles on my bed while I'm trying to sleep in it.
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