Champaign County Resources

View lists of resources available in Champaign County,Illinois including Job Training/High Demand Fields, Computer Classes, Job Skills/Resume Development, Scholarships, Transportation to Employment or Training, and more.

English as a Second Language

Free Classes

Parkland College Adult and Workforce Education
Basic communication skills for everyday life.
2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign

Parkland College Project READ
2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign

Urbana Adult Education
211 North Race Street, Urbana

Weekday ESL classes
First Presbyterian Church of Champaign
302 West Church Street, Champaign

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Go Ahead. Discover.

It's always the right time to try something new, reach for an advancement, start a new career, or challenge the body and mind! Whatever you are seeking, we have options for you so go ahead and discover!

You will find convenient and high-value personal and professional development opportunities, ranging from career-enhancing workshops to educational travel, youth programs, and personal enrichment classes.

January - March 2020 Schedule

Champaign Public Library – Main Library

At Getting Started with Tech workshops, you can learn how to use a keyboard and mouse, find out what your tablet can do, get an email account, and much more.

Getting Started WorkshopsIntro to Microsoft PowerPoint, Part II
Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 pmFriends Conference Room (215)

Intro to Facebook
Wednesday, February 5, 2:00 pmFriends Conference Room (215)

Getting to Know Kindles
Monday, February 10, 10:00 amBusey Bank Conference Room (222)

Intro to Twitter
Wednesday, February 12, 2:00 pmFriends Conference Room (215

Intro to Instagram
Wednesday, February 19, 2:00 pm B

Busey Bank Conference Room (222)
Ebooks+ for Phones and Tablets
Monday, February 24, 10:00 am
Friends Conference Room (215)

200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820
Mon-Thu 9-9 | Fri-Sat 9-6 | Sun 12-6
(217) 403-2000

Emergency Family Shelter

The Emergency Family Shelter Program provides temporary shelter and intensive case management services for homeless families with dependent children.

Families are eligible to stay in a shelter unit for a temporary period of 30 days with extensions up to 45 days. Families must agree to participate in case management services to remain in the shelter.

If you are a homeless family with dependent children, please contact 217-819-4117 about temporary housing at the shelter.


Wednesdays Only, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Hope Center, 1802 N Lincoln, Urbana, IL US 61801

Contact: Paula |

The Food Pantry is open from 10am-12pm and 5-6 pm

Anyone in the Champaign-Urbana community can simply come to the Hope Center Food Pantry once a month during this time. Requirement: must meet government qualifications for commodities. No ID or appointment required. You will receive a bag of food and two choice items.

Senior Services

Connecting seniors to a wide variety of community programs by providing case management and referral services. Senior Services staff collaborate with partner agencies to foster healthy aging, safety, and financial, legal, and housing support.

Central Illinois Senior Resource Guide

Top Posted Occupations in Champaign County (IL)

  1. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver
  2. Registered Nurse
  3. Post-secondary Teachers
  4. First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  5. Retail Salespersons
  6. Insurance Sales Agents
  7. Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
  8. Customer Service Representatives
  9. Software Developers
  10. First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers