UChicago College Advising Corps: A game-changer for first-generation students
Through the work of advisers like Jose Heredia, a recent UChicago alum, the UChicago College Advising Corps provides one-on-one admissions assistance at ten local high schools on Chicago’s South and West Sides.
UChicago student organizations build community connections while teaching lifelong lessons
RSOs, ecognized student organizations, are one of the many ways that the learning experience at UChicago extends beyond classroom walls. Some of the University’s most innovative, enduring RSOs were created by students with a vision of driving social change through direct service to the community.
Notes on leadership: Chicago Civic Leadership Exchange kicks off with lessons from a pop-up choir
Leaders and alumni of nine wide-ranging Chicago civic leadership development programs were invited to the Arts Bank to take part in a “pop-up choir,” an innovative leadership workshop hosted and led by the University of Chicago.
Programs prepare Chicago’s future scholars for college success
Collegiate Scholars are high-potential, underrepresented students at Chicago public high schools who participate during the school year in enrichment activities geared toward college readiness, leadership development, cultural awareness, and civic engagement.
Annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count gives UChicago students the opportunity to pitch in and gain new perspectives
UChicago students volunteer alongside South Side community partners to support Chicago’s annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count, which provides crucial data on people experiencing homelessness across the city.
2020 Summer Links Application Launches!
Summer Links is a 10-week summer internship program where students are hired by a community program or organization to work as a summer intern. The cohort is made up of students from a range of majors who are committed to community building and social change.
Office of Special Programs Increases Student Confidence Through STEM Internships
Julio Ramirez reflects on the growth he’s experienced with help from the Office of Special Programs and how it has turned him into a more confident and prepared student.
Harris Public Policy Announces 2020 Class of the Civic Leadership Academy
On January 9, the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) announced the 30 government and nonprofit leaders selected for its 2020 class. The new fellows were introduced at a ceremony that featured Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot JD’89 as the keynote speaker.
Hyde Park Herald: U. of C. professor publishes authoritative history of Hyde Park, Kenwood
University of Chicago professor John Mark Hansen has given his neighborhood a rare and enduring gift: a comprehensive history, detailed in "The City in the Garden: A Guide to the History of Hyde Park and Kenwood."
Chicago Sun-Times: Student who aced AP Spanish test surprised with full ride to UChicago
Arturo Ballesteros, a senior at Back of the Yards College Prep and participant in the University of Chicago's Collegiate Scholars Program, recently learned of his admission to the University of Chicago with a full-ride scholarship.
Surprise ceremony welcomes student into University of Chicago's incoming class
Chicago high school student Arturo Ballesteros, a member of the Collegiate Scholars Program, recently learned of his acceptance into the University of Chicago at a surprise ceremony and celebration at Back of the Yards College Prep.