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Winters in Champaign County can get pretty cold. On January 1, 2018, the overnight low reached -15°F, and only warmed up to...

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018

Over the course of the next few weeks, over 52,000 students will begin fall classes at our two great higher education institutions. The transition to college life can come with challenges - and United Way is here to help.

The college life depicted in movies and TV shows does not reflect the reality of many students today....

Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

United Way of Champaign County is pleased to announce our 2017-2018 Getting Ready for Kindergarten Calendar is now available! This year’s calendar features artwork from Champaign Public Library’s...

Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

We all want to raise children who want to make the world a better place. There’s no simpler way to instill a lifelong love of community service than by making volunteering a family tradition. Finding age-appropriate volunteer activities might seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve compiled a few ideas here to get you started.

Parents, the best tip we...

Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Problem solving, teamwork, creativity, communication and persistence are important job skills. These types of job skills are called Soft Skills and are transferable to nearly every type of job!

Today we’re sharing the story of two local programs who work to provide job training to specific populations. Developmental Services Center’s Community Employment program aids people with disabilities who want to find a job. Cunningham Children’s Home...

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018
Most elementary students are focused on their next spelling test, mastering addition and subtraction, or learning to read.

But for some elementary students, they are focused on something else – where they’re going to sleep tonight. 630 Champaign County schoolchildren were...

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018

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