Beginning in 2020, UAct contracted with Downtown Springfield Inc & partners to use Neighborhood Outreach Workers to conduct outreach for the downtown Levitt Music Series held every Thursday night on the “Y Block” in Springfield.  DSI and UAct funded a campaign to utilize our two Outreach Workers, DeAndre Neal and Aaron Pinkston-El and Organizational Partner, Allissa Hall, for weekly outreach to East Springfield, attendance at the events and audience survey collection. The 10-week series was a major success for Springfield and our outreach workers. This partnership has continued and the music series will return in 2022.