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  • This is the UIUC chapter of Hope for Vision! We are the first University chapter of the national non-profit, Hope for Vision dedicated to raising awareness and finding cures for retinal degenerative eye diseases like Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, and Usher's Syndrome, just to name a few.
    As part of our university objective, we organize a walk and 5K run to raise money and awareness. The walk will include simulations of what people with retinal degenerative diseases experience every day. We also have social, leadership, and volunteer opportunities available.

  • The Education to Work program is designed to help high school seniors prepare for post secondary education. The program offers mentoring, tutoring and various workshops to help build self-esteem and confidence.

  • For 24 years Human Kinetics has organized the Not Your Average Joe race, formerly known as the Twin Cities Twosome. The name celebrates the life of Joe Seeley, a former Human Kinetics employee who died of leukemia in 2012. Seeley devoted considerable time and energy to the annual charity race and to the Champaign-Urbana running community. In 2015, Human Kinetics was able to contribute $15,000 to the three benefitting charities: Courage Connection, Crisis Nursery, and the T.I.M.E.S. Center. Over its 24-year history, the race has raised over $166,900.

  • The Illini 4000 is a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against cancer, the support of those affected by cancer, and the documentation of how cancer impacts the lives of Americans. Through our annual cross-country bike ride, we reach out to new communities and new individuals each year spreading our message of hope and awareness. As long as cancer remains an issue of public health, as long as cancer affects daily life, and so long as cancer takes its toll, we shall continue our fight. The Illini 4000 also manages the Portraits Project.

  • Illini Fighting Hunger is a registered student organization at the University of Illinois founded out of a desire to address food insecurity by making food packaging events more frequent, more accessible, and more effective. Illini Fighting Hunger facilitates low-cost food packaging projects in communities across the state thanks to its dedicated student Leadership Team.

  • Sponsored by the Urbana Rotary Club, the Illini Rotaract Club is part of a greater network of more than 8,400 Rotaract Clubs worldwide. Our goal is to serve and support the community through various service and social activities.

  • Illinois Promise recruits Illinois staff or faculty and/or community member volunteers to mentor I-Promise Scholarship recipients

  • Illinois Science Olympiad is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, training workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments. ISO tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year.

  • Indi go artist co-op was started under the philosophy of "Visual space has essentially no owner." Our mission is to provide space for emerging artists from our University and our local communities. This is to benefit both the artists and our community as well.

  • Individual Advocacy Group is a CARF accredited not-for-profit organization dedicated to community- based supports and personal advocacy for individuals with special needs. IAG provides training programs, behavioral and individual therapies, community- based residential programs, advocacy and case management for individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, brain injuries or physical/medical conditions.

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