Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Champaign-Urbana: Conexión. Ven y conéctate.

by Ann Abbott

Aside from our valued community-partnerships, one-time or short-term opportunities to serve in the community often come up during the semester. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunities for two reasons:

  1. To expand their experiences in the community and with different community partners.
  2. To ensure that they get 28 hours of community service in by the last day of classes.

Alejandra Coronel just wrote to me about one of these opportunities. I hope that our "Spanish in the Community" students can attend and help.

We would like to invite you to participate in CONEXIÓN, an upcoming outreach event. This is a free event in Champaign-Urbana to connect Latinos with you, area businesses and service providers. CONEXION is sponsored by Windsor Road Christian Church, Busey Bank, and Coronel Bilingual Consultant.

Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your product, and services while connecting with our Latino community. Join other area businesses and service providers including: Children/Parenting services, Career/Vocation, Financial/Banking, Legal, Mental Health, Community Center, Food, Medical, Dental, Recreation, Transportation, Automotive, Churches, Housing, Insurance, Law Enforcement, etc.

When: Saturday, September 24, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Judah Christian School Gym
908 N. Prospect Avenue, Champaign

Why: To make resources known to the Latino community.

We would like to have service providers and area businesses staff a table at the event to talk directly to Latinos about the services/products they have available. We also suggest having materials available to distribute for participants to take home with them. If you would like to have your material translated to Spanish, feel free to contact Coronel Bilingual Services at (217) 390-9560, for document translation services at a discounted rate for event participants.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Christine Decker at or by phone at (217) 355-8763. We look forward to partnering with you to serve our Latino community at this event.