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  • C-U Early is a parent support and education program serving highly stressed families with infants and toddlers in Champaign, Urbana and Mahomet. We provide support groups, parenting education seminars, home based services, assisted resource and referral, toy and book lending libraries and a warm line. C-U Early is public school based program funded by the Illinois State Board of Education Prevention Initiative.

  • CU-Garden is a student initiative at the University of Illinois that builds community and educational gardens in the Champaign-Urbana area. Our goal is provide access to fresh, local produce to those who need it most, while educating the community on the origin of their food and the impact that gardens can make. We've integrated 9 raised beds into the curriculum at Booker T. Washington Elementary School.

    Volunteers are needed to maintain the garden and volunteer for school and summer programming.

  • a safe community.        

    a good education.

    a place to call home.

    Cunningham Children's Home's vision is to see every child thrive by providing a safe place to heal, learn, and grow.

    We all want and need the same things but we haven’t all had the same opportunities. At Cunningham, a community converges to give hope to those who need it most—youth who suffer from serious emotional and behavioral challenges that have been caused by abuse, neglect, mental illness, and more.

  • C-U One-to-One is the school-based mentoring program of Urbana School District #116 and Champaign Unit 4 Schools. Mentors are matched with a 4th-7th grade student for a minimum of one year, with the expectation that mentors will continue for at least three years and hopefully through high school graduation. Mentors meet on school grounds during the school day. It is a relationship building, not tutoring program. The goal is to support student social, emotional, and academic growth.

  • School-based mentoring program of Champaign-Urbana public schools. One adult is matched with one child age third grade and older to meet once a week for an hour during the school day and on school grounds. A one year commitment is required. Mentors must submit an application and undergo a background check and fingerprinting paid for by the district. Matches are made and supported by building volunteer coordinators. Children are recommended by staff, parents or self-selected.

  • C-U SRTS Project encourages, supports and educates students on walking and bicycling to school in Champaign-Urbana, IL.

    We educate students, parents, and the community on pedestrian and bicycle safety through fun events such as bike rodeos (obstacle courses) as well as safety fairs and other events through out the community. Volunteers are always appreciated with prior notification.

  • CUVolunteer is dedicated to helping volunteer organizations and residents of the Champaign-Urbana area connect with each other. We host the CUVolunteer.org website and sponsor local volunteering events to encourage volunteerism in our local community.

  • The mission of Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is to feed the hungry of our community regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. We welcome all volunteers to this service who share an unconditional positive regard for every human being. We provide a safe, respectful and inviting environment in an atmosphere of hope and dignity.

  • MISSION STATEMENT: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

     

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