Impacting Communities

The University of Illinois System is impacting the health, safety, and economies of communities across the state of Illinois. We're impacting lives through job creation, launching innovative business solutions, improving healthcare and providing support for families, professional training programs for first responders, educational partnerships and more.

Our stories

Here's a small sampling of how we are making a big impact in communities large and small across Illinois:

How else are we impacting local communities? The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Extension programs assist more than 1.5 million Illinois residents across 102 counties each year. And the University of Illinois System aims to catalyze economic growth throughout the state of Illinois through the Illinois Innovation Network and the Discovery Partners Institute.

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