As outlined in our 2011 Community Report, we see a growing number of Champaign County residents severely challenged to provide for themselves and their children. Circumstances and obstacles have put even the most basic quality of life out of reach without assistance and support.
Based on our history and the new information in our community report, UWCC is committed to advancing the common good. While we continue to direct time and resources to community basics we will also focus our efforts on the building blocks for a good life- Education, Health and Wellness and Financial Stability. Education is essential to getting and keeping a job, with a livable wage and health benefits. An income adequate to pay for today’s necessities and save for the future provides families a sense of financial stability. Access to quality health care keeps children on track in school, adults productive at work and seniors living independently. Remove any of these building blocks and the other two topple. Our board, staff and volunteers asked our neighbors, colleagues and professionals to meet, give us insight and advice and help us set goals for Champaign County. With broad input and support, these goals will drive our mission to “create positive change and lasting impact in our community”.