Housing Authority of Champaign County & U of I students help area families

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Housing Authority of Champaign County and the University of Illinois students are giving academic support to families in the community.

Social work students will work with kids who are struggling with virtual learning. During this pandemic, parents have had to spend more time helping their kids than ever before. This tutoring program will allow them do their job or finish up other things while their kids are doing schoolwork.

Organizers say they noticed some families were having a hard time with online classes and wanted to help out.

“Our team here at the housing authority thought that it would be an excellent idea to partner with the School of Social Work and partner our students and those who are part of the housing program to tutors who can help them succeed and be successful in education,” explained Champaign Housing Authority Interim Executive Director Lily Walton.

This will be for families who are involved with the housing authority already. They are low-income, and organizers say that often means they have trouble accessing online learning.

If you or your child could benefit from their services, call Stephanie Burnett at (217) 378-7100, ext. 5009 or email stephanieb@hacc.net. You must enroll by March 12.

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