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Monthly Coalition Meeting

On November 9th, the Champaign County Community Coalition held its monthly meeting. The University of Illinois Human Resources Office came to promote their open positions and highlight their summer internship program. Parkland College presented about their Support for Workforce Training (SWFT) program. This program aids community members that are interested in obtaining their GED, enrolling in ESL classes, as well as promoting their education and workforce development programs. Parkland also has a Highway Construction Careers Training Program which operates as an apprenticeship around the Central Illinois area. East Central Illinois Worknet assists with job matching and career development for citizens of all demographics. Unit 4 School District's "YES" program, features career training and job shadowing opportunities for youth in the community.

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$300,000 Donated at Victory Over Violence-Spotlight on Solutions Event

On Wednesday, July 13, staff from across City departments supported WCIA’s Victory Over Violence Spotlight on Solutions event at Hedge Pop Park in Champaign. Community members gathered to enjoy music, games, and food provided by local vendors. $300,000 was donated to United Way of Champaign County to be put back into the community through both immediate and long-term solutions to solving violent crime. The donation is comprised of $50,000 donations from the University of Illinois, Busey Bank, Christie Clinic, Carle Health, OSF Healthcare and the United Way of Champaign County.

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