Items tagged: Neighborhood Ambassadors

Neighborhood Ambassadors Deliver Presents to Shadowwood Residents

On December 21, 2022, the City’s Neighborhood Ambassadors helped spread the holiday spirit by delivering presents to children in the Shadowwood neighborhood with a holiday drive. La Casa Cultural Latina at the University of Illinois gifted 250 presents and toys to the Shadowwood neighborhood, which the City’s Neighborhood Ambassadors wrapped and delivered. The Neighborhood Ambassadors […]

City Leads Blanket Drive on Behalf of Strides Low Barrier Shelter

The new Strides Low Barrier Shelter is scheduled to open on December 12, 2022. As part of their tangible needs, Strides staff included fleece blankets on their “wish list”, with a goal of securing 100 blankets prior to the shelter open date. Over the past month, the City’s Neighborhood Ambassadors (Neighborhood Services Department) collected blankets […]

Community Safety and Justice Meeting

On November 21st, staff from the Community Safety and Justice Division (Equity & Engagement) hosted a community meeting at The Champaign Public Library in response to recent shooting incidents in the Champaign area. Residents were informed about the Community Gun Violence Reduction Blueprint resources to help address these issues and find solutions to acts of […]

Neighborhood Ambassadors Support Diwali Festival of Lights

On November 4, the Neighborhood Ambassadors supported the BAPS Campus Fellowship in their Diwali Festival of Lights celebration in collaboration with Hindu YUVA UIUC and the Vivekananda House. The event brought residents, students, and staff together to learn about the practices of Diwali and allowed participants to experience this tradition.  The Neighborhood Services Department was […]

Neighborhood Ambassadors Support Neighborhood Group Events

This week the Neighborhood Ambassadors supported several events hosted by various registered neighborhood groups. On Friday, September 16th, the Ambassadors assisted the Shadow Wood Neighborhood group in hosting a block party to celebrate Mexican Independence and to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. The group used the Human Kinetics Parking lot to hold the event. On […]

Neighborhood Ambassadors Support BPM² Neighborhood Block Party

On September 10, 2022, the BPM2 neighborhood group hosted a neighborhood-based block party for their residents, supported by the Neighborhood Ambassador team. More than 50 neighbors enjoyed an evening of food, games, a bounce house, and music. C-U Trauma Resilience Initiative attended the event as a resource vendor and made meaningful connections with the residents […]

CU Days Was a Blast!

On August 13, 2022, staff from the City’s Equity and Engagement Department staffed a booth at Champaign-Urbana Days, located at Douglas Park. Community members gathered to enjoy music, activities, and food provided by local vendors. Staff were able to speak to community members about resources that the City has to offer. The booth hosted a […]

CommYOUnity Kick Off Event at Country Brook

On May 26, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department kicked off its “CommYOUnity – It Takes YOU To Make It Work” Campaign and debuted the City’s new Neighborhood Ambassadors team. The goal of the block party was to re-engage Country Brook neighbors with hopes of restarting their neighborhood group. Neighbors enjoyed food and music while engaging […]

Meet the City’s Neighborhood Ambassadors

The City’s new team of Neighborhood Ambassadors started their training schedule this week. The team consists of a Neighborhood Ambassador Supervisor and four Neighborhood Ambassadors who will work proactively to assist residents, share information, and serve as an alternative first contact model focused on engagement and education. Over the next two weeks they will complete […]