CO+RE is a pilot program that unites Illinois researchers and community members to address the needs and interests of Urbana-Champaign communities through sustainable, equitable partnerships. CO+RE engages substantive research, creative practice, and community needs and interests, generating responsive and ongoing relationships with our local communities. These research and creative partnerships demonstrate an abiding interest and involvement in reciprocal community-to-campus and campus-to-community relationships.

Projects supported by CO+RE recognize local knowledge producers, the needs and interests of our communities, and materially affect the lives of East Central Illinois residents through sustainable, equitable partnerships. Explore the CO+RE grant programs below.