Items tagged: Champaign County Community Coalition

City of Champaign Announces Dates for Lovin’ U Block Parties

The City of Champaign is pleased to announce the Lovin’ U Campaign of block parties and community engagement events starting August 2 and lasting through September 1, 2021. The Lovin’ U Campaign is being put on by the City’s Neighborhood Services Department in partnership with the Champaign County Community Coalition and the Hip-Hop Xpress. Each […]

Community Coalition Holds Virtual Meeting

On June 9th 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. HVNT, Hip Hop Xpress, 48 Hours of Peace, […]

Champaign Coalition Hosts Black History Month Trivia Challenge Event

On Friday Feb. 26th Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist, joined HITNHOMEBOY, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, and the Coalition youth partners at their Black History Month trivia challenge event. To join the Coalition at their next event and receive daily information, please click here.

New Holiday Park Neighborhood Group Holds First All Call Neighborhood Meeting

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Division helped leaders of the Holiday Park Neighborhood Group host an all call neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.  The group has organized around gunfire incidents in their area.  Community Coalition provided information on their monthly meetings and opportunities to engage with community members and service agencies around community […]

Champaign County Community Coalition Hosts Virtual Meeting

On May 13, the Champaign County Community Coalition (Coalition) hosted its first virtual meeting.  Over 150 people attended this meeting via Zoom and the Coalition Facebook page.  Representatives noted below shared updates from their organizations and discussed resources available to community members at this time. Questions were moderated in real time, giving attendees the opportunity […]

Community Coalition Welcomes Announcement of STEM Illinois

The Champaign County Community Coalition will dedicate its meeting on March 11, 2020, to a presentation on an exciting new initiative to build an eco-system of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that leaves no member of our community behind – STEM Illinois.  The meeting will be held from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Champaign […]

United Way of Champaign County Recognizes “Difference Maker”

Congratulations to the City’s own Tracy Parsons, who was recognized as a “Difference Maker” by the United Way of Champaign County during their annual meeting on February 4, 2020, at the I Hotel.  Tracy serves as one of the City’s Community Relations Managers and facilitates the work of the Champaign County Community Coalition – Walk […]

Champaign County Community Coalition and City of Champaign Partner with Champaign County Crime Stoppers to Solve and Prevent Local Gun Crimes

The Champaign County Community Coalition and the City of Champaign will contribute up to $30,000 to Champaign County Crime Stoppers to support the nonprofit’s Illegal Gun Bounty Reward Program. Through this program Champaign County Crime Stoppers pays their maximum $1,000 cash reward for anonymous tips that lead to the arrest of an individual using a […]

Champaign Community Coalition Hosts 11th Screening & Discussion of Racial Taboo

The Champaign Community Coalition, in partnership with the McKinley Presbyterian Foundation, sponsored a free screening of the documentary ‘Racial Taboo’ on Sunday, March 12 at McKinley Presbyterian Church in Champaign. There were 211 people in attendance for this screening, as well as the film’s producer, Brian Grimm of Wilmington, NC. Used in similar viewing events […]

CU Fresh Start Holds Second Call-In to Address Gun Violence

CU Fresh Start held its second Call-In meeting on March 9, 2017. At the Call-In, law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers met face-to-face with eleven individuals who are known to be involved in local gun-related incidents and shootings. The message was clear and direct – “The gun violence in our community must […]