We CU blog

blog navigation

All Results

blog posts

  • We CU student-led teams help address community health challenges

    We CU helps students become part of solving community challenges. While most projects match community partners with We CU volunteers, the program also offers students the opportunity to jump start projects that address an identified community need. Student teams led by Maaz Imam, an undergraduate student in the College of Applied Health Sciences, have started two such projects that aim to alleviate specific community health problems: a 4-in-1 vital sign reader and a food insecurity student research group.

  • We CU scholars make masks to protect the community during COVID-19

    We CU recently launched to empower University of Illinois students to contribute meaningful solutions to problems faced by community organizations. Stefanie Kim, a graduate student in the School of Social Work, leads a project on mask making to protect the community during COVID-19. 

  • How does We CU help students serve the local community?

    We CU recently launched to empower University of Illinois students to contribute meaningful solutions to problems faced by community organizations. Students are matched with community-based projects on GivePulse, an online platform. We spoke with Co-Directors of We CU: Katie Shumway, Director of the School of Social Work’s Community Learning Lab and Emily Stone, Research Development Manager for the College of Education and Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute about how they started this journey and what comes next for We CU.