President Timothy and Dr. Roberta Johnson Killeen will be on hand to help us celebrate this use of clean energy and share their love for the environment. Other guests of honor include Sen. Scott Bennett and recently retired Exec. Director of McKinley Foundation, Kathleen Robbins. Join us on June 27 at 10 a.m.
Join us on Tuesday, June 27, at 10 a.m. as we dedicate 70 newly installed solar panels on the roof of The McKinley Foundation. This latest investment in clean energy further demonstrates The McKinley Foundation’s mission to reflect and act on issues of sustainability.
Prime campus office space is now available in the McKinley Foundation, located on the corner of Fifth and Daniel Street in the heart of campus. Great for campus access. Nice 1000 sq. ft. office space can be one large room or divided into two smaller rooms. Annual lease available. $1200/mo. includes:
• Buzzer door entrance
• Free Wi-Fi
For leasing information please call Jennifer at 217-344-0297.
The East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Refugee Center (ECIRMAC or the Refugee Center) exists to provide services essential to refugee and immigrant resettlement in East Central Illinois and to aid in the exchange and preservation of their respective cultures. As an organization, they believe in the inherent worth of all human beings regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, race, or cultural heritage. The Refugee Center believes it is possible and desirable for all human beings to live peaceably together, and to work together to create a more loving and compassionate world in which everyone’s basic human needs and rights can be secured.
Among the many services offered are:
- Translation of documents and interpretation in community settings
- Advocate and liaison in clients’ places of employment, schools, hospitals, courts, with landlords, etc.
- Aid in completing paperwork for citizenship, asylum, residency, family reunification, etc.
- Assistance with applying for government benefits for which an individual is eligible
- Case management and counseling
- Referrals to community resources
- Tutoring and intercultural socialization for school aged children
ECIRMAC’s services are regularly offered in English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian. Other languages can be accommodated with advanced notice.
In 2016 the Center served over 2,400 individuals, representing hundreds of families.
Support for the Refugee Center comes from community members’ contributions, Champaign County United Way, the Champaign County Mental Health Board, private grants and donors, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Presence Hospital has supported the Refugee Center’s Saturday tutoring program for several years.
The McKinley Foundation is now registered as a charitable organization with AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. We hope you’ll choose The McKinley Foundation as your charitable organization of choice!