Earth Day Festivities


Happy Earth Day! Let's work hard to promote environmental sustainability both in our backyards and around the globe. Here's a few events happening in our community to help keep up with the Earth Day awareness:
Saturday 4/21 10AM-2PM: E-Waste Recycling Day at Champaign Good Will
Saturday 4/21 11AM-1PM: Feeding Our Kids Earth Day Event at Centennial Park
Saturday 4/21 1PM-4PM: 2018 Earth Day Expo at Anita Purves Nature Center
Sunday 4/22 7:30AM-9AM: Sunday Morning Bird Walks at Anita Purves Nature Center
Sunday 4/22 3PM-4:30PM: Earth Day Celebration at Urbana Free Library
Click here for the entire list of events this weekend. Have an amazing Earth Day!

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship

The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Undergraduate Scholarship deadline is quickly approaching and all students are encouraged to apply! This scholarship provides funds for students attending an institution of higher learning (community college, private institution, certified vocational training program, etc.). Click here for access to the application and make sure to email with any questions or concerns. 

Communicate with Your Legislator

I believe the best way that a citizen can be involved in their community is by keeping in contact with their legislators. I encourage everyone to research their local legislator to see what the issues that he/she stand for and communicate with them. I work for the 103rd district and I would love to hear your opinions on how to make this community better for everyone.

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Summit of Hope


The Summit of Hope is a resource fair for community members recently released on parole and probation to provide them with support and services to ensure a successful reentry into our community.

Over 80+ social service organizations are present and there is no charge to participate in the Summit of Hope. Over 800 returning citizens are invited to attend so that means we need about 200 volunteers to greet them and walk through the social service programs with them.

For more information, visit their website here. Want to volunteer? Click here