Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, March 26-April 1, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Religion calendar, March 24-30, 2017

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Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

EVENTS

More kids can get Head Start thanks to move

URBANA — After a little rearranging and a couple fresh coats of paint, the Urbana Head Start program can now accept nearly double the amount of low-income children it was serving last year.

For the retirees, March 19-25, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Districts constantly battling bullying

The biggest hurdle to combatting bullying, Tolono Superintendent Andy Larson says, is the fact that incidents often occur when adults aren't watching.

"If it did," he said, "we'd stop it immediately."

Fighting back against bullying

Courtney Wendell's middle school son doesn't even recognize when he's being bullied anymore.

It's that common.

"It genuinely breaks my heart," she says.

Religion calendar, March 17-23, 2017

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EVENTS

YWCA honoree's stick-to-itiveness kept RACES alive

URBANA — In May of last year, the rape-crisis center in Urbana suspended nearly all of its services and laid off all but one employee as a result of the state budget impasse.

Now, nearly a year later, the state still has no budget, but the crisis center has new life.

On YWCA award-winner's menu: Helping others

URBANA — When Kelly Jo Lamb spotted kids' gloves and hats at a big-box store for 50 cents each, she bought 80 of them.

She's got them stashed away for children who are going to need them next winter, and at such a low price she'll probably go buy some more.

'Amazing resource' behind EdCampCU being honored by UI YWCA

CHAMPAIGN — Early into her teaching career, Katrina Kennett took part in a unique professional development opportunity.

The relatively new EdCamp brought educators together for a day of learning. There were breakout sessions and lots of coffee.

But unlike previous conferences she had attended, this one was participant-built and -led.