Our passionate, dedicated students reach beyond our campus to take part in the life of our city and use their talents to support our neighboring communities.
Each year, thousands of our students work and volunteer in local schools and community organizations in Chicago. On campus and off, our students are empowered to challenge conventional thinking as they confront some of the most critical challenges of our time.
Working alongside neighborhood partners, our students engage with the broader community, build lasting relationships, and expand their horizons as they bring their energy, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas to classrooms, community centers, and civic institutions across the city.
Find paid and volunteer opportunities with Office of Civic Engagement programs: Civic Knowledge Project, Collegiate Scholars Program, Community Programs Accelerator, Neighborhood Schools Program, Office of Special Programs-College Prep, and University Community Service Center.Learn more
Bronzeville Youth Identity Collaborative
The Bronzeville Youth Identity Collaborative is a weekly series, in partnership with UChicago Hillel, that creates co-learning spaces for UChicago students and Bronzeville high school students to reflect on identity through storytelling and art.Learn more
Chicago Bound is a pre-orientation experience, sponsored by the University Community Service Center in partnership with the Institute of Politics, aimed at providing a solid foundation to become a well-informed, active member of the city so that students can break out of the UChicago bubble and make the most of their college experience.Learn more
Seeds of Justice
Seeds of Justice is a community-building and leadership development program designed to provide a group of 20 selected first years with a long-term opportunities to engage on the South Side and learn about multiple social issues.Learn more
Short and Long-Term Civic Engagement Opportunities
The UCSC organizes civic engagement opportunities throughout the year, in both short- and long-term formats.Learn more
Neighborhood Schools Program
The Neighborhood Schools Program is a community outreach program creating pathways of engagement between the University and local schools.Learn more
Student Civic Engagement Center
Home to the University’s two largest student civic engagement programs — the Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) and University Community Service Center (UCSC) — the Student Civic Engagement Center is a central hub for student civic engagement activities on campus.
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