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 […]
On August 9, 2022, Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons (Equity and Engagement Dept.) visited with youth participating in “Rantoul Works”, a Champaign County Community Coalition Youth Summer Initiative Program. Nearly 40 youth completed this program, working to clean up neighborhoods in Rantoul for three hours daily in July and August. This was an opportunity for […]
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 […]
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 […]
On April 9, 2022, the Community Coalition Race Relations Committee hosted a facilitator training workshop – “Facilitating Contentious Issues.” The Committee encourages conversations regarding race and race relations and assists community members with skills to continue the discussion. Equity and Engagement Department staff participated in the training alongside twelve community members.
On April 13, 2022, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly meeting at the Holiday Inn in Champaign. Law enforcement leadership from the City of Champaign, U of I, and the Sheriff’s Office shared updates regarding community violence, as well as community engagement and employment opportunities. Presenters shared information regarding the Youth Employment Services […]
On March 9, 2022, the Champaign County Community Coalition hosted its monthly meeting in person at the Champaign Holiday Inn. Law enforcement leadership from Champaign, Urbana, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, University of Illinois, and Parkland Police Departments shared updates and events, including Coffee with a Cop. Retiring Urbana Police Chief Bryant Seraphin participated in a […]
On October 27, 2021, ECHO Community Relations Specialist Mary Catherine Roberson, CU Trauma and Resilience Initiative Executive Director Karen Simms, and Youth and Family Peer Support Alliance Executive Director Regina Crider presented virtually to the Champaign County Mental Health Board about the work of the Champaign County Community Coalition’s Community Violence Response Team.
On October 26, ECHO’s Community Relations Specialist Mary Catherine Roberson joined Rev. Willie Comer’s Jefferson Middle School “lunch crew” to share information about the Community Coalition and to invite the youth to participate in Coalition messaging initiatives. Over 50 students learned about Coalition resources and opportunities!
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 […]