Items tagged: Champaign Community Coalition

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, […]


Champaign County Youth Share Tips on Staying Safe During the Pandemic

Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist in the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights, reached out to youth leaders for creative ways to share the importance of staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy this first submission in the following video: https://www.facebook.com/walkasone/posts/4016153711728778 *The Coalition does not own the rights to this music. Youth names: […]


March 11, 2020 Community Coalition Meeting Canceled

In an effort to take proactive measures to protect the health and safety of our community, the meeting of the Champaign County Community Coalition scheduled for today (March 11, 2020) has been canceled. As the Community Coalition meetings regularly attract more than 100 people to collaborate together on community issues, organizers decided it would be […]


Community Coalition Meetings Now on CGTV

The City’s Communications Division and Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights recently worked together to begin televising the Champaign County Community Coalition meetings. These popular meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Champaign Holiday Inn and are open to the public. Staff from the Communications Division began recording the meetings […]