Items tagged: YMCA

City Co-Hosts Welcoming Week Kick Off

The City of Champaign and the University YMCA New American Welcome Center co-hosted the Welcoming Week Kick off on September 13, 2019 in the parking lot in front of the Orpheum Children’s Museum in Downtown Champaign.  Attendees heard upbeat performances from Abraham Mellish and Jean-Rene Balekita and Bomoyi Ministries. Welcoming Week is a nationwide celebration […]


Community Relations Manager Speaks at YMCA Lecture Series

Community Relations Manager Tracy Parsons was the kick off speaker for the YMCA of the University of Illinois Friday Forum Lecture Series “RESIST: Building a Culture of Nonviolence.” Parsons discussed the state of community violence locally and what Champaign is doing to address community safety. There were 80 people in attendance. For information about the Spring 2019 […]


Area Law Enforcement Scenario Training to be held Thursday

Champaign County law enforcement agencies will be holding a joint training exercise this Thursday, October 18, starting at 10:00 p.m. at Zahnd Park, 2502 South Staley Road and the Stephens Family YMCA, 2501 Fields South Drive, Champaign. The exercise will conclude at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Friday, October 19. Citizens can expect to see several […]


City Staff Discusses Community Engagement with Visitor from Sierra Leone

City staff recently met with Christian Kamara, the National General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA in Sierra Leone. Mr. Kamara was visiting for a week to explore collaborations in global service learning with The University YMCA, which has a long-term partnership with the YMCA of Sierra Leone. Mr. Kamara expressed an interest in […]