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University of Chicago Announces Programs to Support South Side during COVID-19 Crisis
UChicago to provide meal preparation and delivery in alliance with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, bridge funding and rent relief for small businesses and nonprofits on the South Side
UChicago doctor on COVID-19 warns: ‘This virus is unforgiving’
Assoc. Prof. Emily Landon, an infectious disease specialist and hospital epidemiologist at the University of Chicago Medicine, speaks at Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 news conference on March 20. She explains why the statewide order to stay at home is crucial to protecting everyone.
Continued Pay for Food Service Workers at UChicago
During this challenging time, UChicago is making a commitment that through our contracts with the relevant vendors, the food service workers at the University, both full- and part-time, will continue to receive their regular pay for the duration of Spring Quarter.
How coronavirus could impact futures of students entering high school, college
Coronavirus-related school closures create disrupt support systems for low-income students, especially those who are entering or leaving high school.
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.
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.