16 Sep Donate to the UICUF FAST Fund + Member Meeting + Reading Groups
Help UIC students in need with a recurring FAST fund donation!
The UIC United Faculty FAST Fund provides small grants to students with urgent financial needs, including:
- medical expenses
- housing, food, and utilities
- child care
- car repairs
- book & school supplies
In the past 2 years, the FAST fund has given out more than $22,000 in small grants to 99 students. Still, our available funds never match the need. We’re asking you to commit to a recurring FAST fund donation so we can spend less time fundraising and more time working with students. Donations are tax deductible and 100% of the money goes to students.
“The support provided by the UICUF Fast Fund is critical in order to pursue my education by helping me stay focused in my academics, and not having to worry about another past due bill for the month.” – FAST Fund recipient
UICUF Fall Member Meeting Sept 26, 3:30pm in SCE 613
Join us September 26, 2023 3:30-5pm in Student Center East tower, room 613 (the room where we reached a tentative agreement on our current contract!) for our fall general member meeting. We’ll collectively analyze last year’s work, share updates from the summer and start of the semester, and strategize next steps for our union. Light food & drinks immediately after on the 2nd floor patio of SCE.
UICUF Reading Groups
We’ve been approached by members about the possibility of creating union-sponsored reading groups. If you have ideas for a reading group, or simply want to register interest in joining one, please contact our senior organizer Jeff Edwards at UICUFJeff@gmail.com. We’ll be sending information about our first reading groups soon!