SLCL faculty, staff, and students are active in a number of community projects, from the Education Justice Project (a "college-in-prision" learning environment at the Danville Correctional Center) and the East Central Illinois Refugee Mutal Assistance Center (a center that provides services to immigrants and refugees) to the University Language Academy for Children (an after school second language program in Spanish) and the Teacher Education Program (a certification program for Illinois students in regional school districts).
IFLIP is a unique learning opportunity offered during the summer and winter breaks. Open to members of the University community and to the general public.
The mission of the Education Justice Project is to build a model college-in-prison program that demonstrates the positive impacts of higher education upon incarcerated people, their families, the communities from which they come, the host institution, and society as a whole.
The University Language Academy for Children is an initiative of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.