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  • The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission provides quality integrated services to income-eligible families in Early Head Start which serves infants, toddlers, and expectant parents and Head Start which serves three to five year old children.  Head Start services are designed to meet the needs of the children and families within the cultural context of their family, school, and community.  Families participating in the program receive assistance with early childhood education and disability services, social services, connection to community resources, health services (medical, dental

  • The Champaign County YMCA is a leading nonprofit community service organization, serving Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and the surrounding communities with health and fitness facilities, day camps, and numerous child-care locations. Today, the Champaign County YMCA has more than 3,000 members who benefit from child-care, youth sports, recreation, and family, leadership and mentoring programs. In fact, the YMCA is the largest provider of child-care locally and nationally.

  • 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.

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