Items tagged: Community Coalition

Community Coalition Packs the House for Special Meeting

Tracy Parsons (City of Champaign’s Community Relations Manager) hosted a special meeting of the Community Coalition on June 28, 2018, at the Douglass Branch Library.  The meeting was organized to address the recent incidents of gun violence over the last several weekends. The meeting focused on three areas: concerns, strengths and actions. Vacellia Clark (City […]


Special Community Coalition Meeting  – Identifying Solutions to Combat Community Gun Violence

As part of its continued focus on strategies to reduce gun violence in Champaign-Urbana, the Champaign Community Coalition is hosting a Special Community Meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Douglass Branch Library (504 East Grove Street, Champaign) from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Community Coalition invites everyone in our community to […]


News Release – Champaign, Urbana, Community Coalition Promote Inclusion and Community Unity

During today’s meeting of the Champaign Community Coalition, a panel discussion was held to discuss issues impacting our local Latino community.  Panelists shared stories with Coalition and community members regarding some of their experiences, which include feeling harassed or discriminated against due to their race or national origin.  The Coalition hosted the panel as part […]


Champaign Community Coalition Sponsors Fifteenth Racial Taboo Event

The Champaign Community Coalition, in partnership with the First Mennonite Church and the Chapel of Saint John the Divine, sponsored a free screening of the documentary, Racial Taboo, on Sunday, March 4, at First Mennonite Church in Urbana. There were over 150 people in attendance for the screening. Used in similar viewing events around the […]


Crime Reduction Strategies Discussed

Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons and Deputy Police Chief Joe Gallo were featured presenters at the League of Women Voters monthly meeting on September 20. Staff provided the group with an overview of the Champaign Community Coalition and the CU Fresh Start initiative. There were several questions from the audience regarding community violence. Tracy Parsons […]


City Staff Gives Supplies, Gathers Ideas at CU Days

The Community Relations Office (CRO) participated in a community resource fair at CU Days, which was held at Douglass Park on Saturday, August 12. Dozens of families visiting the City resource booth received school supplies, information from several City departments, and a variety of City-branded giveaway items including cloth bags, t-shirts, seed packets, tubes of […]


Champaign County Community Coalition Sponsors 11th Racial Taboo Event

The Champaign Community Coalition, in partnership with the McKinley Presbyterian Foundation, invites the public to attend a free screening of the documentary, Racial Taboo, on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S 5th Street, Champaign, IL. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the film starts at 2:30 p.m. The public is encouraged […]


CU Fresh Start Holds Second Call-In to Address Gun Violence

CU Fresh Start held its second Call-In meeting on March 9, 2017. At the Call-In, law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers met face-to-face with eleven individuals who are known to be involved in local gun-related incidents and shootings. The message was clear and direct – “The gun violence in our community must […]


CU Fresh Start Holds First Call-In Meeting to Address Local Gun Violence

  The CU Fresh Start initiative held its first “Call-In” meeting on the evening of October 6, 2016.  The Call-In was a powerful face-to-face meeting of law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers sending a clear message to nine targeted offenders, their street groups, gangs, and associates.  Their message – “The gun violence […]


Community Coalition Hosts Dialogue on Community & Law Enforcement

On Wednesday, July 13, the Community Coalition changed its regular monthly meeting format to open up a dialogue between community members and local law enforcement. More than 100 people including concerned citizens, local law enforcement officials, and local service providers attended the meeting at the Champaign Public Library. Also present was U.S. Attorney for the […]