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Camp Power
University Village is home to around 300 school-age youth. Historically, during the summer months, this neighborhood sees a pattern of elevated youth crimes in response to identified issues of child hunger and an absence of nearby structured activities. Responding to this trend, Camp Power and the Good Life Academy will collaborate for the second summer...
Camp Power barbecue
Providing for the needs of at-risk youth throughout the summer months is a priority for the DeKalb community. Local community organizations and hundreds of volunteers help provide and support various camps for youth designed to provide access to nutritious foods, physical activity, academic engagement and mentoring in a safe environment throughout the summer months. The...
Community Gardens
NIU President Doug Baker’s call for stronger connections between the university and its host community has generated dozens of ideas from enthusiastic supporters of both town and gown. In just 12 months, the number of active “communiversity” projects has more than doubled, with many more ideas waiting in the wings. Rather than limiting new initiatives,...
University Village barbecue
Sometimes, it really does take a village – or, in the case of DeKalb, a University Village. NIU, University Village, the City of DeKalb Police Department, DeKalb County Community Gardens, DeKalb County KEYS/Ben Gordon Center, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, Live Healthy DeKalb County, New Hope Baptist Church and Voluntary Action Center have come together to create...