Public Outreach and Engagement
Central Illinois Mosque & Islamic Center
The purpose of CIMIC is to advance the cause of Islam and serve Muslims in East Central
Illinois. CIMIC aims to provide coordination of local Muslim affairs, establish educational
opportunities for local Muslims of all ages, foster a positive understanding of Islam in American
society, and promote a spirit of brotherhood and equality and a commitment to justice.
Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice
As a multiracial group, CUCPJ has sought to expose and remedy racial and class inequities in
a number of areas of life in the Champaign-Urbana community in Illinois. C-U CPJ strives for a
non-violent community in which community members eschew violence against others, and the police
treat all people equally, and use the minimum force necessary to carry out their duties.
Chinese American Association of Central Illinois
The Chinese American Association of Central Illinois (CAACI) is a not-for-profit,
non-partisan organization for Chinese Americans and their friends in Central Illinois. Its goal is
to engage in cultural, educational and social activities, to help members play a more active role
in the community and to promote the well-being of Chinese and Chinese Americans of the area.
Developmental Services Center
The Developmental Services Center works to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities
by providing services and supports which enable them to live, work, learn and participate in their
eBlackCU is a collaborative portal on African-American history and culture in
Latino Partnership of Champaign County, IL
The Latino Partner of Champaign County is associated with/has a membership made up of over
40+ public and non-profit organizations that seek to develop and improve services for/with members
of the Latino/a community.
Multicultural Community Center-Rantoul
Multicultural Community Center based in Central Illinois, is a non for profit community-based
organization seeking to provide services to the entire family in the areas of education, cultural
arts, recreation, community development, health and social services.
The Up Center of Champaign County
The UP (Uniting Pride) Center of Champaign County is a multi-service agency, for youth and
adults, with a purpose to support and promote human care, education, and community-building
activities directed at furthering the well-being and development of the lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, questioning, and ally community of Champaign County.
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Public Outreach and Engagement
Center for Digital Inclusion
The Center for Digital Inclusion strives to foster inclusive and sustainable societies
through research, teaching, and public engagement about information and communication technologies
(ICT) and their impacts on communities, organizations, and governments.
East St. Louis Research Project
The East St Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP) is a program of sustained engagement with
distressed urban areas through service learning and action research. Together with residents and
community organizations in severely distressed areas, faculty, staff and students from across the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign work on highly tangible and visible projects that
address immediate and long-term needs.
Educational Justice Project
The mission of the Education Justice project is to build a model college-in-prison program
that demonstrates the positive impacts of higher education upon incarcerated people, their
families, the communities from which they come, the host institution, and society as a whole.
The Family Resiliency
The Family Resiliency Center is dedicated to advancing knowledge and practices that
strengthen families’ abilities to meet life’s challenges and thrive. The Center accomplishes this
through research, outreach, and education centered around four themes: Child and Family Health and
Wellbeing; Child Care as a Resource; Immigrant Families and their Children; Positive Child and
Youth Development. Key initiatives include The Autism Project, C-U Fit Families and Mealtime
The Japan House
Japan House offers a variety of comprehensive classes in traditional Japanese arts for both
University of Illinois students as well as community members through cultural courses and seminars,
community outreach programs, and international visiting artists.
MixItUp! Youth Advocacy
Mix IT Up! aims to increase the information technology (IT) skills of youth and library
school students and shift attitudes about the traditional role of librarians and libraries by
positioning library and information services at the center of mutually beneficial and dynamic
UIUC Public Engagement Portal
The portal is designed to be the most comprehensive source for information about public
engagement programs and events offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Public
engagement is an integral part of the University's mission to "transform lives and serve
University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offering educational programs to residents of all of Illinois’ 102
counties – and far beyond.
WILL Community Outreach Projects
WILL’s television and radio programs teach, entertain and draw people into the public affairs
of the places they live and work. The public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois,
WILL links thousands of families to the programming of National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public
Broadcasting Service (PBS).
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the217 is your source for the most relevant, up-to-date information on everything that's
going on in the Champaign-Urbana area. Buzz and the217 Calendar are up-to-date resources for
Champaign-Urbana's arts and entertainment scene. See
the217 Calendar for more information.
CU-CitizenAccess is a community online news and information project devoted to investigative
and enterprise coverage of social, justice and economic issues in east central Illinois.
University of Illinois' Student Newspaper includes arts and entertainment events around
campus and in the community.
Illinois Public Media
Illinois Public Media is a not-for-profit public media service of the College of Media at the
University of Illinois, educating, entertaining, inspiring and empowering by airing the best of
public television and radio programs, producing local content for broadcast and the Web, and
working with community partners to address needs and concerns.
Independent Media Center
The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is a grassroots organization committed to using
media production and distribution as tools for promoting social and economic justice in the
Champaign County area. We foster the creation and distribution of media, art, and narratives
emphasizing underrepresented voices and perspectives and promote empowerment and expression through
media and arts education.
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Gender and Multicultural Services Librarian
Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL)