Items tagged: Champaign Community Coalition

Community Coalition Monthly Meeting

On November 9th, the Champaign County Community Coalition held its monthly meeting that was focused on workforce development within the community. The University of Illinois Human Resources Office came to promote their open positions and highlight their summer internship program. Parkland College presented about their Support for Workforce Training (SWFT) program. This program aids community […]


Community Coalition Hosts Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday October 12, the Champaign Community Coalition held its monthly meeting and heard updates from community partners including the African American Heritage Trail, the League of Women Voters, and Victory Fest. Additional presenters included Unit 4 schools who spoke about importance of students attending school every day. Law enforcement leadership from Champaign, Urbana, the […]


Champaign County Community Coalition Supports Rantoul Works Youth Summer Program

On August 9, 2022, Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons (Equity and Engagement Dept.) visited with youth participating in “Rantoul Works”, a Champaign County Community Coalition Youth Summer Initiative Program. Nearly 40 youth completed this program, working to clean up neighborhoods in Rantoul for three hours daily in July and August. This was an opportunity for […]


City staff participated in Community Coalition Walk As One Event

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 […]


Champaign Coalition Committee Hosts Community Conversation 

On April 28, the Champaign County Community Coalition Race Relations Committee hosted a Community Conversation on Race and Race Relations, featuring facilitated group discussions based on the podcast, “Silence is Not An Option.” Attendees discussed the importance of having these conversations with diverse audiences to learn about others’ experiences and perspectives.


Champaign Coalition Hosted Year-End Meeting

On December 8, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly meeting in person at the Holiday Inn, Champaign. Law enforcement leadership from Champaign, Urbana, the Sheriff’s Dept., and U of I and Parkland Police Depts. shared updates regarding community violence as well as community engagement initiatives such as “Shop With a Cop.” CU Public […]


City Staff Presents to Local High School Students

On October 13, 2021, Community Relations Specialist Mary Catherine Roberson met virtually with Central and Centennial High School juniors and seniors and shared information about the work of the Champaign County Community Coalition. The students are members of an Intro to Teaching class who are working to understand the challenges, programs, and resources in the […]


Champaign Coalition’s CVRT Hosts “Healing Communities” Open House

On Monday, September 20th, the Champaign County Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Task Force hosted a “Healing Communities” open house at the American Legion for community members interested in assisting in efforts to address community violence. Community Relations Specialist Mary Catherine Roberson facilitated the event with Karen Simms of CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative (CU […]


Community Coalition Holds Virtual Meeting

On July 14th the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly virtual meeting. Representatives from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois and Parkland College shared updates with the community, with a particular focus on recent community gun violence. Beverley Baker, Donna Tanner-Harold, Nathan Stephens, Joycelyn Landrum-Brown, […]


Community Coalition Holds Virtual Meeting

On May 12, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly virtual meeting. Representatives from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois and Parkland College shared updates with the community, with a particular focus on recent community gun violence. Express Employment Professionals, Yankee Ridge Elementary School, YMCA, […]