City staff participated in Community Coalition Walk As One Event

The Champaign group of volunteer poses before going into the neighborhoods!On May 12, City staff from the City Manager’s Office, the Equity and Engagement Dept., Police Dept., and the Neighborhood Services Dept. participated in a Champaign Community Coalition Walk As One event in partnership with United Way’s Read, Talk, Play Everyday Initiative. This initiative stresses the importance of playing and reading with children at a young age, as most brain development occurs before children enter kindergarten. More than 80 community members distributed 400 bags of resources in neighborhoods in Champaign, Urbana, and Rantoul.

Click this link to watch a WAND-TV news story of the event: C-U Effort Gets Kids Ready for Kindergarten