The Daily Illini

New opportunities for children with special needs swim onto campus

By Jane Lee

April 16, 2015

To provide children with special needs the opportunity to learn how to swim, four University students created Swimable, a program geared toward offering resources that were not readily available to children with special needs. Swimable offered its first swim lessons for children with special needs Friday...

‘Community & Campus Day of Service’ builds relationships while fighting hunger

Volunteers help work the packaging lines for Illini Fighting Hunger. The organization is preparing to package 148,000 meal for Saturday's Community & Campus Day of Service.

By Emily Scott

April 9, 2015

Packaging 148,000 meals in one day — or one thousand for every year that the University has served the public — is no small task. But that’s the goal, and it takes a lot of organization, time, money and hard-working volunteers: the key ingredients to this Saturday’s third annual “Community &...