Outreach Initiatives

REEEC has several ongoing outreach initiatives, but is always looking for more ways to get involved with our community. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a speaker or our cultural activities for younger learners.


Head Start: Cultural Activities for Young Learners
Since Spring 2015, REEEC has been working with Champaign County Head Start in Savoy to provide monthly cultural programming for their young learners (ages 3-5).
NEW! REEEC’s programming is expanding to also offer monthly activities at the Champaign Early Childhood Center Head Start location.

Slavic Story Time
REEEC staff and students visit public libraries to tell stories from our region and make crafts with local children. We are currently working with the Urbana Free Library. We’re also working with the other area studies centers at the University of Illinois and the Mahomet Public Library for International Story Time.

After School Language Program
NEW! REEEC has hired a graduate student interested in language education to visit a local grade school twice a week and teach beginning Russian to children grades 4-5. We are currently working with Urbana Before and After School Child Care Program.