Items tagged: Champaign County Community Coalition

Mental Health in the Black Community

On Thursday, March 17,  the Champaign County Community Coalition, in partnership with Parkland College, held its second of three panels discussing mental health in the Black community. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for black people ages 15-24 years old. Providing education and accessible resources to address the mental health needs of our […]

Cyntoia Brown Long Book Signing

On February 15, 2023, the Trauma and Resilience Initiative, in partnership with the Champaign County Community Coalition, set up a private discussion and book signing with Cyntoia Brown Long at the Illinois Terminal. The goal of the discussion was for transitional youth and community resource staff to have the opportunity to learn about Cyntoia’s journey […]

Community Coalition Kicks Off 2023

On January 11, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its first meeting of 2023. They were joined by a panel of youth leaders from DREAAM, Urbana Neighborhood Connection, and Unit 4 School District to discuss addressing the needs of youth within the community. The panel shared that some of the biggest needs that community youth […]

Community Coalition Hosts Monthly Meeting

On Wednesday September 14th, the Champaign Community Coalition held its monthly meeting and heard from community organizations about initiatives to support our youth and families including Youth For Christ, Douglass Library, and the Youth Assessment Center. Additional presenters included the University YMCA New American Welcome Center who shared information about Welcoming Week 2022, and Uniting […]

Champaign County Community Coalition Hosts Monthly Meeting in Urbana

On Wednesday, July 13th, the Champaign County Community Coalition met at the Radisson Hotel in Urbana to discuss new programs within the community as well as receive updates on existing programs. Attendees received law enforcement updates from Champaign, Urbana, the U of I, and the Sheriff’s Dept. Additional information was shared about Unit 4 Youth […]

Champaign County Community Coalition – May Meeting

On May 11, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly meeting in person at the Holiday Inn, Champaign. Law enforcement leadership from the City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Parkland, and U of I the shared updates regarding community violence, as well as community engagement and employment opportunities. Tracy Parsons welcomed Rachel Joy, Director/ […]

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.

Community Coalition Holds Virtual Meeting

On January 12, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted their monthly meeting via Zoom. 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 like Shop With A Cop. There were also community updates from LIFT Champaign […]

Champaign Coalition in Partnership with WCIA-TV Hosts Victory Over Violence Town Hall

The Champaign County Community Coalition, in partnership with WCIA-TV, hosted a special Community Coalition meeting and Victory Over Violence Town Hall on October 13, 2021. WCIA Anchor Jennifer Roscoe moderated the Victory Over Violence panel discussion featuring these panelists: · Sheriff Dustin Heuerman, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office · James “Tygar” Corbin, First Followers (Provider of […]

Champaign Coalition’s CVRT Hosts Violence Response Meeting

On October 7, the Champaign County Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Task Force hosted a Violence Response Meeting to support the residents in the neighborhood where 17-year-old Jonathon McPhearson was killed last week. Community Relations Specialist, Mary Catherine Roberson facilitated the event with CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative (CU TRI). City staff, church, and community […]