Items tagged: Community Coalition

City Staff Connects with Community to Address Gun Violence

City Staff Connects with Community to Address Gun Violence On April 21st Mary Catherine Roberson, Community Relations Specialist and Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager and Compliance Officer, joined the Coalition’s Community Violence Response Team (CVRT) and Urbana School District #116 for a community conversation about recent incidents of gun violence. Click here if you would […]


Champaign Police Provides Community Update on Gun Violence

Champaign Police Provides Community Update on Gun Violence Consistent with crime trends nationwide, incidents of gun violence in the city of Champaign have increased in 2021, and police are reminding the community of important violence prevention measures and programs that are available for assistance. A shots fired incident is defined as any time police find […]


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 […]


Community Coalition Work

Community Coalition Work Community Relations Manager, Tracy Parsons, staffed a table at the Champaign Central vs. Danville High School basketball game on January 8. The purpose of the table was to help community members fill out Neighborhood Needs Assessment forms. These surveys are an initiative of the Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Task Force and […]


Coalition Presents to Urbana Rotary Meeting

Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager and Community Coalition Facilitator, presented to the Urbana Rotary Club on April 30. Mr. Parsons discussed the Community Coalition’s five priorities and shared details on Coalition activities in the last year. There were 40 people in attendance. The next Community Coalition meeting will be held next Wednesday, May 8, at […]


Community Coalition Hosts Exhibition and Presentation on African-American History 

On Saturday April 27, Tracy Parsons, Community Relations Manager and Community Coalition Facilitator hosted a public event offering an opportunity to learn about the preservation of African-American history in Central Illinois. The event, “Embracing Your Past, Finding a New Horizon” featured speaker Evelyn Hood, from the African-American Cultural & Genealogical Society of Illinois, Inc. Museum […]


CU Fresh Start Holds First Call In Event of 2019

Staff from the Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights staff hosted a CU Fresh Start Call In on Thursday, February 21, at the Illinois Terminal. This was an event where local law enforcement and community leaders “call in” a group of participants to share about the effects of gun violence within our community. Around […]


Community Coalition Packs the House for Special Meeting

Tracy Parsons (City of Champaign’s Community Relations Manager) hosted a special meeting of the Community Coalition on June 28, 2018, at the Douglass Branch Library.  The meeting was organized to address the recent incidents of gun violence over the last several weekends. The meeting focused on three areas: concerns, strengths and actions. Vacellia Clark (City […]


Special Community Coalition Meeting  – Identifying Solutions to Combat Community Gun Violence

As part of its continued focus on strategies to reduce gun violence in Champaign-Urbana, the Champaign Community Coalition is hosting a Special Community Meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Douglass Branch Library (504 East Grove Street, Champaign) from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Community Coalition invites everyone in our community to […]


News Release – Champaign, Urbana, Community Coalition Promote Inclusion and Community Unity

During today’s meeting of the Champaign Community Coalition, a panel discussion was held to discuss issues impacting our local Latino community.  Panelists shared stories with Coalition and community members regarding some of their experiences, which include feeling harassed or discriminated against due to their race or national origin.  The Coalition hosted the panel as part […]