Semi Sisters Take the Road with Help from the RPC
A record number of women like sisters Itzel and Idania Gaona are hitting the road as drivers in the trucking industry. The RPC’s Workforce Development division assisted the sisters through the WIOA program.
RPC CEO Presented with Humanitarian Award
Citing a life dedicated to “fighting poverty, ignorance, disease, and all other faces of oppression,” the University of Illinois recently honored RPC CEO Dalitso Sulamoyo with its Alumni Humanitarian Award.
RPC Chosen to Participate in Program Aimed at Lowering Obesity Rates
The RPC’s Early Childhood Education program has been chosen to participate in Eat Healthy, Stay Active!, a program focused on lowering obesity rates in Head Start children.
Workforce Development Staffer Accepted into Prestigious Leadership Program
When he came to the RPC, Robert Joe hoped to feel like he was helping the community. Now the Workforce Development Career Coach is taking another step towards that goal with his acceptance into Emerging Community Leaders (ECL), a personal development program through the United Way of Champaign County.
New Initiative Helping Mobile Home Residents in Champaign County Increase Energy Efficiency
This partnership between the RPC and Ameren Illinois will enhance knowledge of energy efficiency and provide energy efficiency upgrades for homes.
RPC Early Childhood Director Joins National Task Force Focused on Universal Access to High-Quality Early Childhood Education
RPC Early Childhood Division Director Brandi Granse is bringing her decades of experience to a group devoted to putting children and families from low-income backgrounds on the path to lifelong success.
RPC Introduces One-of-its-Kind Vehicle for Delivery of LIHEAP Services in Champaign County
The vehicle is equipped with four workstations, computers, and a speaker/sound system. It will help RPC staff conduct outreach and intake for LIHEAP in Champaign County communities and neighborhoods that are hard to serve and have had low program participation.
A Look Back at the Year in Homeless Services at the RPC
Families in Champaign County were presented with several difficult challenges in 2022. The development of adequate coping strategies became even more important than in the past for clients and RPC case managers alike as they navigated the aftermath of a global pandemic.
Support from the RPC’s Workforce Development Program Helps East Central Illinois Address Worker Shortage in 2022
New annual report details steps taken by the program to help job seekers and employers in the area weather the effects of the pandemic.
RPC Opening Up Final Round of Emergency Rent Assistance Program to Eligible Champaign County Residents
Starting on Monday, November 21, 2022, the RPC will be accepting up to 200 applications.
- Children + Families We enhance the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children while promoting family strengths for children’s long-term benefit.
- Disability Services We provide services and supports that are responsive to the unique needs of each individual and promote independence, inclusion, and self-determination.
- Energy Assistance We help low-income residents save fuel and money while increasing the comfort of their homes.
- Housing Support We facilitate housing stability by empowering those in poverty to find their path to self-sufficiency.
- Planning + Development We implement a range of projects addressing policy analysis, planning processes, economic development, and more.
- Transportation We coordinate transportation funding and develop transportation plans and engineering studies.
- Workforce Development We seek to meet the needs of businesses, job seekers, and those who want to further their careers.
- Youth We assess youth for risk factors and link them to support and restorative services within the community.