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Community - Campus Day of Service

April 5, 2014

On Saturday, April 5th, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicked off National Volunteer Week with an inaugural Community-Campus Day of Service. Over 60 students, faculty and staff worked with six community partners on seven projects to complete pre-construction projects, community garden spring preparation projects, flyering in the community, reorganizing classrooms at Tap in Leadership Academy, cataloging choral literature, and preparing a Bee Garden. A big thank you goes out to all who helped on April 5!


Enriching perspectives through community engagement

FAA 391 Spring 2012

FAA 391: Action Research Seminar

Immigration and Community in Champaign-Urbana

Instructor: Sang Lee
Office: 324 Noble Hall

Meets: Thursdays 11:00am-1:50PM, 317 Noble Hall
Credit hours: 3

This course is designed for upper-level undergraduate students who have an interest in learning how to use research to create social change.  In this course, you will have the opportunity to develop diverse research skills and knowledge, and apply these to real life needs in the community.  This course is embedded within ARI, an interdisciplinary project dedicated to improving social issues in Champaign-Urbana, as well as other communities.     

Course Syllabus

Schedule and Readings:

Week 1 (1/19)
Introduction to course

Week 2 (1/26)
Immigration Explorer

"Recent Immigrant Settlement in the Nonmetropolitan United States: Evidence from Internal Census Data" by Donato et al (2007)

"The Changing Face of America: Immigration, Race/Ethnicity, and Social Mobility" by Zhou (2002)

"Hispanics Reviving Faded Towns on the Plains" by Sulzburger (2011)

Key Dates and Landmarks in US Immigration History

Week 3 (2/2)
Documentary "The Other Side of Immigration"

Week 4 (2/9)
Immigration Explorer

"''I'm here, but I'm there'' - The meanings of Latina transnational motherhood" by Hondagneu-Sotelo (1997)

"Feminised financial flows: how gender affects remittances in Honduran–US transnational families" by Petrozziello

Week 5 (2/16)
"Social effects of mass deportations by the United States government, 2000-10" by Hagan et al (2011)

"Deportation in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Anticipation, Experience, and Memory" by Talavera et al (2010)

Week 6 (2/23)
"Latino Snapshot" By the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (1997)

"Immigrants in Champaign County struggle, often in obscurity" (2010)

"Shadow wood: A changing neighborhood" (2011)

Week 7 (3/1)
Program aimed at criminal immigrants criticized" (2011)

Week 8 (3/8)
"Storm Shelters Scarce" (2011)

Week 9  (3/15)

Spring Break-No class!

Week 10  (3/29)

Week 11  (4/5)

Week 12  (4/12)

Week 13  (4/19)

Week 14  (4/26)
**Final Project Deliverables due in class**


Last updated on 4/1/2013
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