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  • The It Starts At Home Youth Program is a grassroots 501 (c) (3) organization centered in the Douglass Square Community of Champaign, IL. Geared towards school-aged children grades K-12, the It Starts at Home program's mission is to give youth the tools needed to become an active, positive entity within their community, from adolescence into adulthood, through promoting academic achievement, leadership, civic engagement and continuation of education. The program provides daily year-round tutoring and mentoring services to 27 children within our community.

  • Japan House is a teaching facility that explores traditional Japanese arts and aesthetics through University of Illinois academic classes, outreach programs to the community, and an immersive Japanese environment. The Japanese style structure, with three authentic tearooms, is surrounded by Japanese gardens and provides a respite of peace and tranquility for all. Japan House raises all money for its public programming and the surrounding Japanese gardens are completely the result of generous volunteer efforts.

  • Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment is a promotions company in Urbana promoting special events throughout the Midwest. In conjunction with the Urbana Business Assocation (not for profit benefiting Urbana business and community), we host Urbana's Annual International Beer Tasting and Chili Cook-Off. The festival shares proceeds with the UBA, benefiting the Urbana businesses and community.

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  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is the country's premier university-based performing arts complex. If you are interested in music, theatre, or dance you'll find a unique blend of these experiences and more. Krannert Center supports the belief that creativity is a core human characteristic and that the arts hold uniquely transformative potential. We invite you to share the experience and join our volunteer team. We appreciate your support!

  • Mahomet Area Youth Club (MAYC) is a non-profit after-school and full-day summer program that serves members ages 6-18 in Champaign County via BLAST, clubhouse hours, homework club, and other youth-related programming. MAYC's mission is to is to teach and support young people to develop their full potential to become responsible, respectful, caring and productive citizens,. MAYC fulfills this mission by providing daily programming for the members, community outreach, and collaboration with community organizations. We serve over 800 youth each year. 

  • The Mahomet Area Youth Club is a not-for-profit youth club that serves members ages 6-18 and their families in the Mahomet, Illinois community and surrounding areas. MAYC serves as an after-school enrichment program during the school year, and an all-day summer program during the summer months. Through our partnership with the Mahomet-Seymour school district we are able to provide quality enrichment classes to more Mahomet students.

  • The MakerSpace-Urbana is a Working Group of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and we occupy Studio 16 of the classic Urbana Post Office Building at 202 S. Broadway. The MakerSpace is an informal incubator for radical product design and a place to learn and share knowledge about technology. Our on-going projects and programs include the twice-weekly Free Computer Help Desk, The "Wireless in the Developing World" Reading Group, MeshWifi Workshops and the annual Champaign-Urbana Mini Maker Faire, officially sanctioned by O'Reilly Publishers.

  • Enriching ourselves by Enriching others. We do community outreach to strengthen the leaders in our community and to create change in the community around ourselves.

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