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  • St Jude Catholic Worker was founded in 1980. The focus of our work is to provide a stable home for unhoused women and families. We are also active in community organizing and support. We strive to practice daily the Works of Mercy, to recognize the God-given dignity of every human person, and to live the spirit of the Catholic Worker movement and of the gospels through personalism, labor, nonviolent resistance, voluntary poverty, prayer, stewardship and simple living. We promote acts of peace and love, while denouncing violence and injustice.

  • Stratton Elementary School in Champaign is a diverse school with over 500 students. We are a magnet school with a theme of Microsociety. There are over 30 student ran ventures within the school, and every student has a job. Branches of government, law enforcement, retail ventures and public services are all included in our Strattonville society. Students write resumes, go to job interviews, earn a salary in Strattonville dollars, and even pay taxes. We welcome volunteers for individual tutoring, mentoring, advising managers, and helping teachers with classrooms.

  • Stratton Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

    Stratton Elementary is a progressive learning environment that recognizes, respects, and supports the gifts, talents, and diversity of our school community. We value and promote genuine collaborative relationships, social justice, and life-long learning for the success and enrichment of all our lives.

  • The Stratton Elementary School Sewing Club meets Fridays from 2-3:30.  This is an afterschool club in which students in 5th grade learn how to make things using sewing machines.  We need as many adults as possible to work one on one with students as they sew, helping them to make their projects.  You don't need to be an expert- just someone who has some experience using a sewing machine.

  • Mission:
    Students for High Impact Charity (SHIC) is dedicated to helping students answer the question ‘how can we use our lives to most improve the world?’.

    We envision an entire global network of students with the technical ability to thrive in the real world and the vision to make it a better place for others.


  • St. Vrain Family Center provides building blocks for healthy families through educational opportunities, supportive services and resources in a safe and nurturing environment.

  • Summit Afterschool Program is a program at Stratton Elementary School that meets after school to enrich students' understanding of their own cultural identities and the cultural identities of others. Through activities that focus on linguistic skills, academic achievement, cultural knowledge, and play, we hope to give students an opportunity to develop social and academic confidence.

  • Ten Thousand Villages at 105 N. Walnut in Champaign is one of a network of stores across North America selling fair trade merchandise. We work with over 100 artisan groups in more than 30 developing countries around the world. Our mission is: To create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.

  • The Bike Project co-op offers a space, tools, and community to repair bikes, share knowledge, hold classes, and advocate for bikes in Urbana-Champaign.

    Locations 1:

    202 S Broadway Ave #24, Urbana, IL 61801

    Location 2:

    608 E Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

  • We are assembling computer labs in developing countries with donated parts and money here in the United States. Teachers use these labs as educational tools and to find updated material for their students.

    There are many ways to contribute: you can join our team, donate your used computer equipment -or money, or pass the word to everyone around you that might support this project.