On Saturday, April 28th, the Community Development Department will team with Bradley University’s Communication 103 course, “The Oral Communication Process” for The 2018 Great American Cleanup. Students, staff volunteers, and other community residents will participate in multiple service opportunities throughout the City of Peoria, on the nation’s largest annual community improvement event.

Approximately 100 students will be picked up from Bradley’s campus and given a tour of the City’s neighborhoods, historic sites, public art, and recreational areas. The tour will last for roughly an hour, after which groups of students will be designated to their service location.

Area Organizations:

  • The Center for Prevention of Abuse
  • Crittenton Centers
  • EP!C – Empowering People, Inspiring Capabilities, Rebuilding Together

Neighborhood Service Projects:

  • East Bluff
  • North Valley
  • West Center Bluff

Area residents are encouraged to come out, meet the students, and help with their service project(s). It takes the entire community coming together to reduce blight and keep our neighborhoods clean. Projects at each location will start at 9:30 AM and last until 12:00PM. City staff will be on hand to provide supplies.

Bradley University’s COM 103 course, “The Oral Communication Process”, focuses on public speaking, communication, and critical thinking. An additional component of the course requires civic engagement of the student’s choosing. Some opt to attend City Council meetings and others volunteer for litter collection.