UChicago Stand Together: New Initiative Helps CPS Students Along the Path to College
The initiative offers specialized help for students from Chicago Public Schools and area charter schools who will now navigate the college search and application process virtually, plus support to community-based organizations with expertise in assisting students on the path to college.
UChicago launches new business accelerator program in Washington Park
Three new retail tenants — ReformedSchool, Hemp Heals Body Shop and Solo Noir — will be the inaugural fellows and occupants of the newly renovated L1 Creative Business Accelerator and retail shop, the latest addition to the University of Chicago’s Arts Block project.
University of Chicago accepting applications for certificate in nonprofit management program
Applications are now being accepted for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management program offered by the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement’s Community Programs Accelerator and School of Social Service Administration (SSA) to help nonprofit professionals in their work to build a stronger South Side.
Harris Students Analyze Government Response to Pandemic
Professor Christopher Berry and Associate Professor Anthony Fowler conceived the new class, Government Responses to COVID-19, as a guided research project for students after the pandemic upended their plans to teach in Barcelona.
IMPACT that Endures
Chicago’s first leadership development program specifically for African American professionals, created in partnership with Chicago Booth, is training the next generation of civic and corporate leaders.
Report recommends global evaluation process to elevate and encourage community engagement at universities
The report – developed in partnership with The University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, King’s College London, The University of Melbourne and Nous Group – proposes eight Engagement Indicators that would allow universities to measure and elevate their community impact.
University of Chicago partners with Cook County to offer seven weeks of educational content during COVID-19
University of Chicago and Cook County have partnered together to offer seven weeks of curated educational content for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hyde Park Herald: At UCMC, food pantry continues operations despite pandemic
As food insecurity increases across Chicago as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic recession, a pantry at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) has continued operations for hospital patients and staff in the face of mounting demand.
UChicago expands online library access, book readings to students and families
The University of Chicago is expanding support for its at-home literacy program by providing access to online libraries and virtual readings, allowing students and families to keep building their love of books.
FOX32: UChicago launches community support initiative
In this FOX32 interview, UChicago Vice President for Civic Engagement and External Affairs Derek Douglas talks about what the University is doing to help provide tens of thousands of meals to residents in need.
Hyde Park Herald: University of Chicago extends community meal program until August
The University of Chicago will provide a new round of meals to local residents in need, as well as extend other parts of its community assistance program into the summer.
Building a stronger, more inclusive University of Chicago
President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Ka Yee C. Lee announce steps to address racism and engage with University of Chicago and South Side communities.
Why the pandemic hits Black, Hispanic household finances harder
A recent paper by University of Chicago economists shows that income shocks—sudden but temporary reductions in income—affect Black and Hispanic households more strongly than their white counterparts, as a result of the persistent racial and ethnic wealth gap in the United States.