Partnering for Impact in Chicago and Beyond
Learn more about Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago
UChicago College Advising Corps: a real game-changer
During his senior year in high school, Hector Rabadan was savvy about what it takes to impress colleges. He signed up for AP classes, focused on maintaining his grades and showed exceptional leader...
Leadership as performance art: Civic Actor Studio connects community leaders with the characters they contain
Civic actors are people who work to make a difference in their communities’ quality of life. Last month, as part of a new partnership between Court Theatre and the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE),...
Women’s Board grant opens Maroon Tutor Match to more South Side students
Abraham Potts made an amazing leap forward last year as a sophomore at Perspectives Charter Academy. After working with UChicago student tutors from the Maroon Tutor Match (MTM) program, his GPA im...
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering programs invite students into the world of STEM
The William Eckhardt Research Center at 57th and Ellis, home to the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME), has sleek glass walls. Rovana Popoff, PME’s senior associate dean and acting dean...
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.
Nov 13th, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Community Business Workshop: Pop-Up Business User Licensing
Are you currently seeking a Pop-Up Business User License? Looking to learn about available resources? Come and learn of the opportunities available for small businesses who are interested in attaining a Pop-Up User Business License.
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.