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Vermilion County, IL and surrounding area
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Danville Area Community College (Vermilion)

Adult Education/GED/ESL/CNA

The Adult Education program strives to give students a second chance to achieve a basic education by helping them accomplish one or more of the following: Improve basic skills (reading, writing and math) Prepare for successful GED testing Transition into a career or post secondary education Improved speaking skills and/or basic skills if English As A Second Language Learn the basic skills needed in the workforce today For information call 217-443-8782

Please call 217-443-8755 for hours of operation.
Community Education

Survivor Resource Center

Body Safety Presentations

Our education director and preventionist work together to provide body safety presentations to all ages in our community. Some topics include good touch bad touch, bullying, healthy relationships and internet safety. Our staff hold presentations in colleges and businesses as well covering topics like sexual harassment and bullying. If you are interested in having a presentation, please contact our office at 217-446-1337 and ask for Tara Wright.

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Community Education

New American Welcome Center at University YMCA (Champaign)

Citizenship Application Clinics

Citizenship Application Clinics provide citizenship eligible residents with assistance on their naturalization and fee waiver applications. This program is offered in partnership with legal non-profit, The Immigration Project. For more information, please contact La Línea, our community helpline, at (217) 417-5897 or email us at lalinea@universityymca.org.

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Community Education

New American Welcome Center at University YMCA (Champaign)

Citizenship Information Sessions

Citizenship Information Sessions provide potential citizens with information about the benefits of citizenship and the naturalization process. For more information about upcoming sessions, please contact La Línea, our community helpline, at (217) 417-5897 or email us at lalinea@universityymca.org.

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Community Education

New American Welcome Center at University YMCA (Champaign)

Citizenship Instruction

Citizenship Instruction provides local lawful permanent residents with civics instruction to help them prepare for the naturalization exam and civic engagement opportunities to facilitate integration into the community. Instruction is offered both in a classroom setting and also via 1-on-1 tutoring. For more information, please contact La Línea, our community helpline, at (217) 417-5897 or email us at lalinea@universityymca.org.

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Community Education

Health Department (Vermilion)

Government
Community Health Education

Staff nurse travels to organizations/schools/businesses/health fairs in Vermilion County to offer health education on various topics. To request the nurse to present for your organization, please call the health department.

Please call 217-431-2662 243 for hours of operation.
Community Education

Danville Area Community College (Vermilion)

Corporate & Community Education

The DACC Corporate and Community Education Division (CCE) is committed to serving the training and consulting needs of the business, industrial, labor and professional community. CCE was developed to respond to these needs quickly and with a high degree of flexibility. Click here for directions to the Corporate and Community Education Division and to obtain information about the area. For information, call 217-554-1667 or visit https://dacc.edu/cce

Please call 217-443-8755 for hours of operation.
Community Education

Danville Family YMCA (Vermilion)

CPR Classes and First Aid

We offer these classes monthly. Each course is a 4 hour class. The cost is $35. Call 217-442-0563 to register.

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Community Education

East Central Illinois Community Action Agency (Vermilion)

Non-profit
CSBG College Scholarship Assistance

The CSBG Scholarship Program will assist up to 4 low-income students finance higher education with a scholarship up to $2,000 per participant (depending on the need) within one program year. Income eligible students from Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion Counties are welcomed to apply! Students enrolled in an Illinois college, university or vocational training program may qualify for a CSBG Scholarship. Scholarship funds may be applied toward tuition, uniforms, study-related fees, and books. Scholarship awards are sent directly from ECICAA to the awardee's institution of attendance. CSBG Scholarship applications will be available April 1, 2024. You may email Kea Cunningham, Community Services Manager, at kcunning-ham@comaction.org to request an application, or call (217) 554-9122 to have a scholarship application mailed or emailed directly to you. Please re-fer to the income guide to determine if you are eligible to apply. The CSBG Scholarship deadline is: June 10, 2024 at 3:00 pm CST.

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Community Education

East Central Illinois Community Action Agency (Vermilion)

Non-profit
CSBG Community Health Fairs

Each year ECICAA's hosts a Health & Wellness Fairs throughout Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion Counties. Community members are directed through a line to receive a variety of items from ECICAA that contribute health and wellness to this county's low-income community. In the past, the giveaways included a collection of home cleaning supplies, first aid kits, samples of health snacks, family dental kits, diabetes and blood pressure health management information, drug, alcohol and gambling awareness and many more community resources. If you would be interested in being a part of one or more of these events, please contact Beth Badger at 217-554-9122 or badger@comaction.org.

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Community Education

East Central Illinois Community Action Agency (Vermilion)

Non-profit
CSBG Summer Camp Assistance

ECICAA sponsors youth to attend the Boys and Girls Club's and the YMCA's Summer Camps. CSBG dollars will be used to provide financial assistance to income eligible families to attend these summer camps. To find our more about the summer camp assistance, call (217) 554-9110.

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Community Education

Danville Area Community College (Vermilion)

Degrees and Certificates

DACC offers a wide variety of certificates and degrees to fit almost any need. Please visit our website for more information www.dacc.edu Various course modes are also offered; in-person, online, hybrid, and synchronous/video.

Please call 217-443-8755 for hours of operation.
Community Education

East Central Illinois Community Action Agency (Vermilion)

Non-profit
District 118 After School Tutoring

District 118 students may come to 56 North Vermilion Street, Danville, IL 61832- Monday through Friday between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 pm for tutoring and homework completion. This is a free tutoring service to all District 118 students.

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Community Education

East Central Illinois Community Action Agency (Vermilion)

Non-profit
District 118 Alternative Program

To qualify for the Alternative Program at ECICAA, parents must contact the District 118 Administrative Building for a referral. Parents must call (217) 444-1000 to attain a referral to the Alternative Program.

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Community Education

Danville Area Community College (Vermilion)

Education to Train Health Professionals

Programs including: Nursing (LPN/RN), Certified Nursing Assistant, Radiology Technology, Health Information Technology, Echocardiography, Sonography.

Please call 217-443-8755 for hours of operation.
Community Education

Hope Center (Vermilion)

Church
Faith and Finances

Hope Center partners with Love INC to offer Faith and Finances. For more information, please call (217) 442-5683.

Please call 217-444-3114 for hours of operation.
Community Education

Danville Area Community College (Vermilion)

Financial Aid/FAFSA

Student Financial Aid programs administered: Federal: Pell, SEOG, Direct Student Loans, Parent Loans and Work Study Illinois State: Monetary Award Program (MAP), Veteran’s Grant, National Guard, and MIA/POW for dependent VA/DoD: Tuition Assist. Programs, Post 9/11 (Ch 33), Chs: 30,31, 32,35, 1606,1607, and VRAP Various Agencies such as WIOA, DACC Foundation, CAP Private Scholarships such as Rotary, Lion’s Club, Scottish Rite Private Educational Loans: student initiates with chosen lender Note: The first steps for a student to apply for Federal and/or State programs is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov. Our Financial Aid Office can provide assistance and answer questions at 217-443-

Please call 217-443-8755 for hours of operation.
Community Education

New American Welcome Center at University YMCA (Champaign)

Financial Literacy Trainings

Financial Literacy Trainings help us combat some of the economic barriers faced by local immigrants. Training modules include taxes, consumer fraud, credit, home and car buying, saving and investing, and paying for college. For more information about upcoming trainings, please contact La Línea, our community helpline, at (217) 417-5897 or email us at lalinea@universityymca.org.

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Community Education

University of Illinois Extension (Vermilion)

Food Budgeting Education

We know that healthy choices are not always easy and affordable, especially on a limited budget. Through interactive nutrition and cooking classes we teach the knowledge and skills necessary to help participants make healthier meals, spend their food budgets more wisely, and make healthy living a natural part of their day.

Please call 217-442-8615 for hours of operation.
Community Education

University of Illinois Extension (Champaign)

Food Budgeting Education

We know that healthy choices are not always easy and affordable, especially on a limited budget. Through interactive nutrition and cooking classes we teach the knowledge and skills necessary to help participants make healthier meals, spend their food budgets more wisely, and make healthy living a natural part of their day.

Please call 217-353-0740 for hours of operation.
Community Education

Hope Unlimited Church

Church
Freedom Group

During a 13-week Small Groups semester, Freedom Groups gather weekly to discuss the Freedom Small Group curriculum, which is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life.

Please call 217-442-1371 for hours of operation.
Community Education

OSF Community Resource Center (Vermilion County)

Non-profit
General Health Education

A Community Health Educator can travel throughout Vermilion County to offer health education on a variety of topics that can be adapted to different audiences. To request information, call the OSF Community Resource Center.

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Community Education

New American Welcome Center at University YMCA (Champaign)

Know Your Rights Trainings

Know Your Rights Trainings equip community members and organizations with information about their rights with regard to immigration enforcement. For more information about upcoming trainings, please contact La Línea, our community helpline, at (217) 417-5897 or email us at lalinea@universityymca.org.

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Community Education

New American Welcome Center at University YMCA (Champaign)

Listening Sessions

Listening Sessions are focus groups formed to identify effective ways to disseminate information about programs, understand immigrant perceptions of existing services and learn about information-seeking behaviors that immigrants currently utilize. The sessions help us foster trust in the community and improve our direct service delivery. To find out more or to participate in a listening session, please contact La Línea, our community helpline, at (217) 417-5897 or email us at lalinea@universityymca.org.

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Community Education

University of Illinois Extension (Vermilion)

Nutrition, Cooking, and Food Budgeting

We know that healthy choices are not always easy and affordable, especially on a limited budget. Through interactive nutrition and cooking classes we teach the knowledge and skills necessary to help participants make healthier meals, spend their food budgets more wisely, and make healthy living a natural part of their day. Our partners include schools, faith-based organizations, park districts, early childhood centers, and more, to provide evidence-based, learner-centered education and skill building. Our goal is to reach residents where they are in the community which is why our programs are 100% mobile.

Please call 217-442-8615 for hours of operation.
Community Education

C.O.R.E Re-Entry Inc.

Opportunities

C.O.R.E. will offer opportunities that individuals might have not known that exist or believe that are available to formerly incarcerated, or system impacted.

Please call 217-413-3292 for hours of operation.
Community Education

University of Illinois Extension (Vermilion)

Professional Development Training

1. Early Childhood Teacher Education 2. School Food Service Training 3. School Wellness & Teacher Training 4. Food Pantry Manager and Volunteer Training

Please call 217-442-8615 for hours of operation.
Community Education

University of Illinois Extension (Champaign)

Professional Development Training

1. Early Childhood Teacher Education 2. School Food Service Training 3. School Wellness & Teacher Training 4. Food Pantry Manager and Volunteer Training

Please call 217-353-0740 for hours of operation.
Community Education

Danville Area Community College (Vermilion)

Scholarships

The DACC Foundation awards over 400 scholarships each year.  Applications deadlines vary, so please check online or call for specifics. One ONLINE application is all that is needed to apply for these scholarships.   Additional information can be found at  www.dacc.edu/foundation/scholarships.   Questions can be directed to the Foundation Office located in VH 209, by calling (217) 443-8843 or emailing foundation@dacc.edu

Please call 217-443-8755 for hours of operation.
Community Education

Goodwill Industries Career Center (Vermilion)

Skills 2 Succeed

I have an employability skills grant that is free and open to the public. It is an online learning program to help you build skills and confidence to choose the right career, find a job and be successful in the workplace. You can choose from 36 interactive modules to create your own learning path. It is called Skills 2 Succeed. This can be presented to a group or individuals. Please contact me for more information at 217-503-0456.

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Community Education

Danville Area Community College (Vermilion)

Tutoring Services

With 3 tutoring options, DACC provides students with invaluable resources that will help them succeed in their classes. Math and Science Solutions (Mary Miller building) can help with math, science, and healthcare courses. The Writing Center (Clock Tower, helps you review and understand common mistakes when writing a paper or report. The General Peer Tutoring Center (Cannon Hall) helps with all general tutoring needs (from psychology to basic math to reading skills).

Please call 217-443-8755 for hours of operation.
Community Education