University of Chicago’s COVID-19 Community Support Initiative Passes 125,000 Meal Mark for South Side Community Members
In partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, UChicago is now providing meals at more than 20 sites across the University’s nine-neighborhood focus area, and is on track to meet 225,000 meals by mid-June.
Meet Our 2020 UCSC Award Winners, the Students Who've Impacted Our World for the Better
Meet our 2 President's Volunteer Service Award winners and our 3 Perry Herst Prize Winners, and read all about their incredible accomplishments!
Fox Chicago: Chicagoans try to make Mother's Day special in spite of pandemic
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, local communities have taken initiative to celebrate an unusual Mother's Day. UChicago helped with the celebrations by donating all of the flowers that would have otherwise been planted on campus in the spring.
Block Club Chicago: Bronzeville Food Pantry, On Brink Of Closing, Gets Help From University Of Chicago Volunteers
UChicago volunteers stepped up to help the Chosen Tabernacle Church food pantry when it was in danger of closing, because most volunteers — retirees from the area and older church members — had to stop coming in for their own safety.
WTTW: COVID-19 Across Chicago: Hyde Park
Hyde Park has taken a leading role in supporting the South Side during the coronavirus pandemic, with the University of Chicago mobilizing UCMedicine to care for COVID-19 patients and utilizing the dining halls to prepare and distribute food to under-resourced communities.
Students create website to help Chicago-area residents shop local
A collaborative effort at University of Chicago Law School has helped 400-plus small businesses in Chicago during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Programs for Spring Quarter!
Want ways to stay engaged while learning and working remotely? The University Community Service Center has launched three new initiatives to foster community during social distancing: "tfw.." Playlist, the Civic Engagement Virtual Trivia Challenge, and Sewing for Good.
Chicago Immunoengineering Innovation Center launches to develop technologies to treat diseases
The Chicago Immunoengineering Innovation Center has launched at the University of Chicago, with a focus on developing new technologies to treat diseases, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, and, most recently, COVID-19.
University of Chicago Awards More Than $680,000 in Emergency COVID-19 Bridge Grants to 182 South Side Small Businesses
University of Chicago is awarding bridge grants to 182 South Side small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This financial assistance is one element of the institution’s South Side COVID-19 Community Support Initiative launched on March 30
Hyde Park Herald: 79 South Side nonprofits share in $400,000 in grants from U. of C.
The University of Chicago recently announced that it will distribute $400,000 in grant money to nonprofits operating on Chicago's South Side, with an average dispersement size of over $5,000.
UChicago Medicine expands COVID-19 testing to South Side partners, community organizations
The University of Chicago Medicine health system, including Ingalls Memorial, will expand COVID-19 testing for up to 1,000 symptomatic people each day, a roughly fivefold increase over the average 200 daily tests that were performed since onsite screenings began on March 15.
University of Chicago Awards $400,000 in Emergency COVID-19 Bridge Grants to 79 South Side Nonprofits
79 COVID-impacted South Side nonprofits will receive grant funding from the University of Chicago to help address their immediate needs and continue their vital programming.
Hyde Park Herald: U. of C. issues grants, rent relief for 18 commercial tenants
The University of Chicago has awarded over $220,000 in rent relief and operating grants to commercial tenants affiliated with the university's Commercial Real Estate Operations, including the Silver Room and the Seminary Co-op.