Items tagged: Champaign Community Coalition

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 […]


Champaign Community Coalition’s Growth Leads to the Selection of a New, Larger Meeting Space

Growing interest and participation in the meetings of the Champaign Community Coalition has led to the need to relocate to a new, larger meeting location. Starting with the meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the Community Coalition will hold its monthly meetings at the Holiday Inn, located at 101 Trade Center Drive in Champaign. This […]


Community Coalition Discusses Race and Race Relations

More than 130 people attended the Champaign Community Coalition meeting held April 10, 2019, at the Champaign Public Library. The meeting’s topic was the work of the Coalition’s Race Relations Subcommittee. The meeting featured speaker Kelly Wickham Hurst, who is a National Organizer and Trainer for Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training, where she facilitates conversations […]


Next Champaign Community Coalition Meeting to Focus on Race Relations

The Champaign Community Coalition encourages the public to attend their next monthly meeting and to engage in a meaningful conversation about race and race relations.  The meeting will feature speaker Kelly Wickham Hurst, who is a National Organizer and Trainer for Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training, where she facilitates conversations and learning about anti-racism, critical […]