July 13, 2016 Meeting

COMMUNITY COALITION MEETING JULY 13, 2016 115 Attendees Community Conversation on: Police – Community – Race – Opportunity – Youth – Gun Violence   Recommendations: Create more positive/informational Public Service Announcements Identify those employers that hire felons As a community, must address impact of poverty on families Business community/employers promoted and engage employees under 30 for community service and leadership …

Coalition Meeting – July 13, 2016 – Live Feed Video

Community and Law Enforcement came together for a candid conversation about police-community relations at the July Coalition meeting. July 13, 2016 – Meeting Posted by Champaign Community Coalition – Walk As One on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

WCCU-TV – May 25, 2016: “Funding Approved For C-U Fresh Start”

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCCU) — A coalition behind a new initiative to crack down on recent area gun violence says funding has been approved for their program. It’s called C-U Fresh Start. Officials say this program will take a new approach at helping core offenders. The Champaign County Mental Health Board approved $75,000 for program funding. Community Coalition Facilitator Tracy Parsons …

Coalition Meeting Notes – May 4, 2016

Download Meeting Notes Good News Section Initiatives and Planning Report Out & Subcommittee Work  Community-wide Engagement “National Gun Violence Awareness Day” June 2 – Wear orange (http://wearorange.org) “National Night Out” – August 2 “Walk As One” – September 8 Neighborhood Services Dept. – Champaign Park District – CUAP “Block Parties” Summer Arts Projects One People Summer Arts Camp Dare to Dance Krannert, Urbana …

Illinois Public Media News – April 13, 2016: “Community Coalition Introduces ‘C-U Fresh Start’ Anti-Violence Plan”

IPM’s Brian Moline discusses the new C-U Fresh Start initiative with Champaign Community Relations Coordinator Tracy Parsons. (Audio) The cities of Champaign and Urbana have seen increased gun violence over the past several years, with law enforcement reporting more than 125 incidents of gunfire reported in the two cities between February 2015 and February of this year. Champaign Community Relations …

Coalition Meeting Notes – April 13, 2016

Download Meeting Notes Good News Police Chiefs’ Updates Section Initiatives and Planning Report Out & Subcommittee Work Racial Taboo – Thursday, April 14, 2016. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Film starts at 6:00. Target audience: Youth. Community, Campus, Connections – C³ – Brittany McGregor Discussion – Update CU Fresh Start – Steering Committee Information Sharing Adjourn