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Community - Campus Day of Service

April 5, 2014

On Saturday, April 5th, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicked off National Volunteer Week with an inaugural Community-Campus Day of Service. Over 60 students, faculty and staff worked with six community partners on seven projects to complete pre-construction projects, community garden spring preparation projects, flyering in the community, reorganizing classrooms at Tap in Leadership Academy, cataloging choral literature, and preparing a Bee Garden. A big thank you goes out to all who helped on April 5!


Enriching perspectives through community engagement


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.

Since 1987, this program of mutual learning and assistance has been an important part of neighborhood improvement and other community-based efforts in East St. Louis, Alorton, Brooklyn, Centreville and Washington Park, Illinois.

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