Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Neighborhood Ambassadors Support Neighborhood Group Events

This week the Neighborhood Ambassadors supported several events hosted by various registered neighborhood groups. On Friday, September 16th, the Ambassadors assisted the Shadow Wood Neighborhood group in hosting a block party to celebrate Mexican Independence and to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. The group used the Human Kinetics Parking lot to hold the event. On […]


City Sells Vacant Lots

On July 27, 2022, the City published requests for bids for the sale of three City owned properties. These properties were obtained by the City through Code Compliance activities. The requests for bids were advertised in the News Gazette, on CGTV and on the City’s social media accounts. In addition, signs were posted on the […]


Neighborhood Ambassadors Support BPM² Neighborhood Block Party

On September 10, 2022, the BPM2 neighborhood group hosted a neighborhood-based block party for their residents, supported by the Neighborhood Ambassador team. More than 50 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food, games, a bounce house, and music. C-U Trauma Resilience Initiative attended the event as a resource vendor and made meaningful connections with the residents […]


City Staff Respond to Recent Incidents of Community Gun Violence

On September 7, 2022, staff from the Community Safety and Justice Division (Equity and Engagement) hosted a community meeting at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in response to a series of recent shootings near the Garden Hills neighborhood.  Residents were informed of Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint resources to help address issues and find solutions […]


CommYOUnity Block Party at MLK Subdivision

On September 1, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department supported the MLK Subdivision with a neighborhood-based block party in connection with the “CommYOUnity: It Takes You To Make It Work” campaign. More than 40 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food, games, and music. Resource and information vendors included representatives from the Police, Fire, Equity and Engagement […]


Eisner Park CommYOUnity Block Party

On August 18, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department closed their CommYOUnity – It Takes You To Make It Work! Campaign with a neighborhood  block party at Eisner Park. More than 100 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food, games, and music. Resource and information vendors included representatives from the Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, the Champaign […]


CU Days Was a Blast!

On August 13, 2022, staff from the City’s Equity and Engagement Department staffed a booth at Champaign-Urbana Days, located at Douglas Park. Community members gathered to enjoy music, activities, and food provided by local vendors. Staff were able to speak to community members about resources that the City has to offer. The booth hosted a […]


Neighborhood Services Hosts CommYOUnity Block Party at Turnberry Ridge Park

On August 11, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department hosted a neighborhood based CommYOUnity block party at Turnberry Ridge Park. Employees from the Equity and Engagement Department also assisted with the event. There were backpacks with supplies given to 125 kids. More than 150 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food and games, as well music provided […]


Neighborhood Youth Provide Input on Future Park Space for Garden Hills

Staff from Planning and Development, Neighborhood Services, and the Public Works Departments recently visited Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in the Garden Hills Neighborhood to work with the Youth Group. As a continuation from last week’s design session held at Hedge POP! Park, City staff engaged the youth with a “Build Your Own Park” activity, […]


CommYOUnity Block Party at Champaign Park Apartments

On August 4, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department hosted a neighborhood-based CommYOUnity block party at the Champaign Park Apartments. Employees from the Equity and Engagement Department also assisted with the event. More than 100 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food, fun, and games, as well as music provided by DJ Silkee. Resource and information vendors […]