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Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. Urbana, IL. English-- 174 Other Languages-- 113. Other Facts About King Students. Student Locations. picture is done, paste here with heading. Preconceptions About Community. - not a safe neighborhood

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English-- 174

Other Languages-- 113

Student locations
Student Locations

picture is done, paste here with heading

Preconceptions about community
Preconceptions About Community

- not a safe neighborhood

- unsure about how diversity affects education

- low parent involvement b/c of low SES

+ Community Days

+ United Nations Day

+ P.B.I.S.

+ P.T.O.

+ Links to Learning

Monetary and material resources
Monetary and Material Resources

University of Illinois

The University of Illinois

  • Summer camps for children

  • After School Arts Program (ASAP)

  • Youth Literature Festival

  • Japan House

  • Parents who attend U of I

  • CUMTD buses

Carle hospital
Carle Hospital

  • Benefactors from Carle raised money to install a rock wall in the King gymnasium

  • Community Care Discount Program

    • for "medically necessary services"

    • provide discounts, help determine best payment method/plan, solves any problems with insurance

    • applications available at hospital in both English and Spanish

    • eligibility based on family size and income (chart on next slide)

Access initiative
ACCESS Initiative

  • Champaign County, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, Illinois Department of Human Services, and Champaign County Mental Health Board

  • Work with Urbana Unit 116 Schools and other local institutes

  • Help youth impacted by juvenile justice system or who have social/emotional/behavioral problems

  • Youth Planning Board--young leaders represent the youth voice

  • Youth Engagers--experts from major areas of focus, who advocate for youth issues and provide guidance

  • Family Leadership--family support and education

  • Parents Promoting Presence Network--parent representatives affected by these issues

King park

Physical Spaces

King Park

  • Located next to King School

  • Use for class work (insect collections)

  • Open daily, from dawn to dusk

  • Parking available next to King School, with CUMTD stops nearby

  • Includes: play areas, sports fields/courts, picnic area/pavilion

Busey woods
Busey Woods

  • 59 acre forest preserve with trails and ponds

  • open daily from dawn to dusk

  • 1970 Urbana Park District began to use and manage the woods

  • since the early 90s, the park district has worked hard to bring the woods to a more natural state

Esl programs in urbana champaign
ESL Programs in Urbana & Champaign

  • English Center USA - (located at the University YMCA on campus) offers full-time and part-time programs designed to develop English communication skills

  • Project READ (thru Parkland) - free tutoring service for adult learners to improve reading & writing; tutor in public locations

  • Urbana Adult Education Program - (located north of Downtown Urbana) offers classes that focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing from beginning to advanced levels

Links to learning
Links to Learning

  • Teachers highlight learning standards for parents

  • Becomes interactive and supportive for students in literacy, math, and other content areas

  • Displayed around the hallways in school

Douglass community center
Douglass Community Center

  • Located right by the Champaign Public Library

  • Open 7 days a week - utilized by many King students & families

  • Fully equipped with a full-size gym with 6 basketball hoops and a stage

  • Used for informal and organized programs & activities

  • Originally established in 1941 to raise funds for facilities in the black's community due to segregation at the time

  • Gov't agreed to offer a federal grant in 1943 and the new facility was completed in 1945

Champaign public library douglass branch
Champaign Public Library Douglass Branch

  • Located in Douglass Park

  • Open Mondays through Saturdays

  • Offers many services as the Main Library - free events for all ages, public computers with Internet access, a large meeting room, etc.

  • Different programs available - cooking classes, book clubs, storytimes, etc.

  • First organized in 1970 in the Douglass Community Center, and named after Frederick Douglass

  • Moved to another building in 1997 which allowed for more storage space

Family resiliency center
Family Resiliency Center

  • Located on Nevada Street near CRCE

  • Dedicated to help families with life's challenges

  • Centers on 4 themes:

    • Child & Family Health and Wellbeing

    • Child Care as a Resource

    • Immigrant Families and their children

    • Positive Child & Youth Development

Immigration clinic at carle
Immigration Clinic at Carle

  • Helps provide the necessary documentation needed to change immigration status

  • Must be tested for tuberculosis and syphilis

  • Reviews personal and family medical history, especially issues with substance abuse

  • Offers assistance in bill payments through their Discount Program based on the family's income and other insurance payments, like mentioned earlier

East central illinois refugee mutual assistance center
East Central Illinois Refugee & Mutual Assistance Center

  • Main purpose is to help the resettlement of refugees and immigrants, (regardless of country or origin) in the East-Central Illinois area

  • Help preserve their cultures

  • Some of the offered services include:

    • ESL tutoring

    • Assistance in completing paperwork needed for citizenship, residency, family reunification, etc.

    • Community education about immigrant and refugee issues in the Champaign County

    • Counseling

C u immigration forum
C-U Immigration Forum

  • Online blog @

  • Made up of a group of immigrants, students, service providers, labor union reps, local residents, and community organizers who are concerned about the immigrants in our community

  • Celebrate the diversity & culture that immigrants bring to the community

  • Help advocate for rights of immigrants and promote positive changes that will hopefully improve the quality of life in their community

  • Hold community meetings to talk about different issues regarding policy changes for immigrants