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  • The Champaign Farmers' Market makes fresh, local food more accessible to our community and supports local farmers by providing a midweek opportunity to buy produce, meat, fish, dairy, baked goods, honey, grains, and flowers in the heart of Downtown Champaign. The Market offers a SNAP doubling program that provides matching funds up to $20/week to help struggling families afford fresher food.

  • The Champaign Park District is a special district of local government that has its own financial and legal responsibilities. It is governed by five elected Champaign residents who give their services to the community. The Park Board of Commissioners holds its regular meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm at the Bresnan Meeting Center, 706 Kenwood Road. It is the purpose of the Champaign Park District to serve the leisure needs of our residents. The Champaign Park District's 63 parks total over 679 acres.

  • The Champaign Public Library connects our community with the power of knowledge, the world of culture and ideas, and the joy of reading. We support the essential role of reading for success in life and work, the need for easy and equal access to lifelong learning, and the value of enriching and inspiring experiences.

  • Kenwood Elementary is part of the Champaign School District, Unit #4. We are a K-5th grade school with approximately 360 students. Kenwood's faculty and community committed to a new focus in 2013 as a Technology & Literacy for Community (TLC) School. All students learn computer coding and programming, have a solid focus on literacy, and engage the community as an active part of the school.

  • CU One to One is a school based mentoring program.  Mentors meet with their “mentees” for one hour a week during the school day on school grounds.  C-U One to One mentoring fosters supportive relationships between public school children and community based adults.  These relationships provide support, encouragement and guidance through the student’s school years.

  • An experimental farm developed as a collaboration between several middle schools in Champaign.

  • CUC2C is a community-wide, cross sector partnership created to increase the coordination and alignment of resources in this community in order to ensure all children have a path to success within our community. To learn about more ongoing opportunities and upcoming events, visit our website!

  • The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is the local public health authority for the Cities of Champaign and Urbana and is under a contractual agreement with Champaign County. We offer many health and educational services to the community including: smoking cessation assistance, food safety inspections, WIC enrollment, child immunizations, STI testing and treatment, dental health services for children, and much more.

  • Champaign Urbana Regional Rehab is a nursing home/rehab facility for senior citizens. We provide a variety of activites for the residents to enjoy and we are looking for outgoing, friendly volunteers to help implement activities and assist residents with participation in activities. (such as games, reading, trips into the community, garden club, arts/crafts, jewelery making and woodworking to name a few.) We are also looking for individuals or groups to come in and visit with our long term care residents.

  • Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation is an intergovernmental cooperative made up of the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts, that was founded in 1985.  CUSR provides year round leisure and recreation opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.  Our mission is to enhance participants' abilities in enjoyable recreational, leisure and social settings.  CUSR participants explore new areas of interest, make new acquaintances, and learn lifetime leisure skills.  Our services include inclusive and cooperative programs, special events, after school programs, overnights, trips, Special O

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