Last year over 99,000 people nationwide answered the call to help their neighbors prepare taxes. The IRS programs VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) are community-based programs that provide free tax preparation for qualifying individuals and families. Volunteers are...

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Teams of 6-8 Emerging Community Leaders (ECL) class members have collaborated on group projects in the areas of Education, Housing & Homelessness, and Access to Healthcare. These events are the culmination of some of these ECL projects. They have volunteered many hours to make these projects successful and we are so proud of their work! Learn more about ECL.

Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012

"I don‘t want readers to ever forget the high stakes of these stories—and of all of our stories: that life and death, freedom and bondage, hang in the balance of every action we take…this book will use our two lives as a way of thinking about choices and accountability, not just for each of us as individuals but for all of us as a society…our destinies can be determined by a single stumble down the wrong path, or a tentative step down the...

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2012

 In just six days, Wes Moore will be returning to Champaign County to speak with over 500 9th graders about the choices we make and the impact they have on our lives. From Tim Mitchell's News-Gazette's story on 11-2-2011:


Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012

Nationwide, one in six young people between ages 16 and 24 are unattached to school or work. 3.4 million are defined as being “chronic” having no attachment to school or the labor market since the age of 16. Dropout recovery and reengagement is a national matter with...

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012