Illinois PIRG Campus Action is a training and action program started by the Student PIRGs and is based on a model that has been helping students make positive change for almost 50 years on issues such as protecting the environment and public health, revitalizing our democracy, feeding the hungry and more.
Most colleges and universities offer students quality classes to learn about the problems facing their communities and our country. And many provide opportunities to study the solutions to address these problems. But what if you want to put that knowledge into action? How do you take actions that will actually improve people’s lives and build toward a better, healthier and more meaningful future? That’s where our program comes in.
Our organizers, interns, and volunteers focus on real issues, provide critical skills trainings, build coalitions, plan events, get media attention, lobby decision makers, and coordinate with students on their campus, across the state, and throughout the country to bring about real change on issues that really matter.
Contact: Max Ciarlone, [email protected]
|Lucy Highland // Loyola University // Hunger and Homelessness Campaign Coordinator|
|Rita Senhaji // University of Illinois – Springfield // Affordable Textbooks Campaign Coordinator|
|Sophie Schaffer // University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign // Hunger and Homelessness Campaign Coordinator|
In an unprecedented school year, student activism persists. While this school year has been unlike any other, we are so proud of the work we were able to accomplish this year. Here are some campaign highlights.