Partnering for Impact in Chicago and Beyond
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Nation’s first quantum startup accelerator, Duality, launches at UChicago’s Polsky Center and Chicago Quantum Exchange
Duality, a new accelerator program based in Hyde Park, will help quantum startups bridge the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace.
Remembering Rudy Nimocks, Sr.: Campus and South Side community celebrate the life of a beloved leader
Friends and former colleagues honor the life and legacy of former UChicago police chief and longtime community leader Rudy Nimocks, Sr., who died this month at 91.
UChicago Community Programs Accelerator welcomes 17 incoming South Side organizations and recognizes first graduates of Crown Family School Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program
The selected nonprofit organizations and nonprofit professionals were recognized in a virtual event on March 12.
"Nothing about us, without us": Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention collaborates with the community to reduce violence
Disinvestment, poverty, educational disparities, and health inequities caused by systemic racism have taken a heavy toll on the Chicago communities that are disproportionately affected by violence. The Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, based at the UChicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, is collaborating closely with a Bronzeville community organization to take on this multifaceted issue.
We are committed to building on the University’s position as the South Side’s leading economic anchor and making a strong, lasting contribution to Chicago's economic health.
Rigorous scholarship is at the heart of everything we do, and our city derives lasting benefits from our innovative ideas and research programs.
UChicago is a champion for quality PreK-12 education for students throughout Chicago, and our educational outreach programs help to put youth on the path to successful, productive adult lives.
Our areas of focus
Through research, evidence-based programming, and direct service, UChicago is working with community partners on the South Side and beyond to build safer communities, save lives, and heal traumatic emotional wounds inflicted by violence.
We demonstrate our commitment to urban education by developing and investing in programs and initiatives that serve children from pre-K through high school and by working with teachers and principals to improve our city’s school system.
UChicago is committed to promoting health equity and improving access to care on the South Side, so all residents have the opportunity to thrive.
Economic Opportunity and Entrepreneurship
We leverage UChicago’s financial resources and expertise to foster entrepreneurship and create economic opportunities for community residents and local businesses.
To strengthen Chicago’s civic infrastructure, we offer community-based training for emerging leaders and help to build local organizations’ capacity to grow, thrive, and achieve their missions.
Arts and Culture
As a partner in the South Side’s rich and storied arts community, we work to provide cultural opportunities, resources, and programs that reflect our community, resonate across the city, and are renowned around the world.
Learn more about our programs and initiatives
UChicago’s programs directly serve thousands of people each year, extending a wide range of university resources to our neighboring communities and the city as a whole.
Apr 14th, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Inclusive Economy Talks: In Conversation with Ameya Pawar
Join the UChicago Inclusive Economy Lab for the first in a series of conversations with community members about what an inclusive economy looks like, and how we get there.
The Office of Civic Engagement fosters UChicago’s university-wide approach to civic engagement and serves as a gateway to the South Side and the city, connecting the University to our neighbors.