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  • Addressing need for child computer science education

    U of I officials, teachers, lawmakers and other stakeholders are planning how to address the need for computer science education in Illinois public schools. More...

  • Assisting military-dependent communities

    UIC has received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment to support economic research and resiliency in Illinois’ military-connected communities. More...

  • Child Protection Training Academy

    The Child Protection Training Academy at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) trains case workers and investigators to better spot and report kids who might be in danger. More...

  • Assisting special needs families

    UIC Specialized Care for Children partners with Illinois families and communities to help children and youth with special healthcare needs connect to services and resources. More...

  • Training community firefighters

    As the statutory fire academy for Illinois, the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) serves firefighters throughout Illinois and beyond with coursework and hands-on training at regional centers throughout the state. More...

  • Impact on the state economy

    The U of I System contributes $17.5 billion annually to the state’s economy through its research, hospital, and entrepreneurial activities, along with the universities' students and visitors, according to a recent study. More...