Items tagged: ECHO

Protecting Places of Worship Forum Draws Large Crowd

The Protecting Places of Worship Forum was held at Sinai Temple-Champaign on October 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event was facilitated by the United States Department of Justice Community Relations Service. More than 120 audience members heard an overview of several topics, including religious hate crimes, emergency planning for places of worship, […]


City Building Atrium Display Marks Disability Awareness Month

Staff from Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights decorated the City Building Atrium display case to highlight Disability Awareness Month. Please stop by the atrium to check out the display.  For more information on Disability Awareness Month, please click here: www.disabilityresourceexpo.org


City of Champaign and the University YMCA Co-Hosting Welcoming Week 2019 Kick-Off Celebration

Welcoming Week 2019 will start with a community celebration in front of the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum (346 N. Neil Street, Champaign) on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to this free event full of food, music, entertainment, and giveaways. Event highlights include a welcome address by the mayors […]


Staff Shares CDAP  Information at Diverse Business Opportunity Fair

On August 28, the Office of Equity Community and Human Rights participated in the 2nd annual Diverse Business Opportunity Fair hosted by the University of Illinois Office of Procurement Diversity. The day included a “leveraging relationships” Illinois leadership panel, vendor fair, and networking reception.  Staff provided information on the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) to […]


City Staff Represents at Booth During C-U Days

The City of Champaign staffed a booth at the annual Champaign-Urbana Days celebration held on Saturday August 10.  The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination division organized the City’s engagement effort for the event with staff representatives from the Neighborhood Services Department, the Office of Equity, Community, and Human Rights, and the Champaign Police Department providing additional […]


City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair

City Hosts Flag Day Celebration and Citizenship Fair The Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights (ECHO) & the University YMCA New American Welcome Center co-hosted the National Flag Day & Citizenship Fair on June 14. Mayor Feinen provided a welcome speech to kick off the celebration. This event was free, family-friendly, and open to […]


City, Library Host Second CDAP Workshop

The Office of Equity, Community and Human Rights & Launch at the Library co-hosted the second Workshop for the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) on Thursday, June 13 at the Champaign Public Library. The workshop was held to encourage participation and provide assistance to minority-owned and disadvantaged businesses as they registered for the program. Thanks […]


City Staff Presents CDAP at Local AWPA Meeting

On April 18, Community Relations Manager and Compliance Officer Rachel Joy gave a presentation on the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP) to a meeting of the American Public Works Association (APWA) Illinois Chapter – Prairie Branch. The meeting was held at Farnsworth Group in Champaign. CDAP encourages City departments, contractors, and other vendors doing business […]


City Staff Attends Census Summit in Springfield

Rachel Joy, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer, attended the Census 2020 IL “Count Me in” Summit in Springfield. The April 3 summit announced 42 grantees across the State of Illinois who will receive funds to target hard to count populations by increasing marketing and outreach and developing creative strategies to ensure the removal of barriers to […]