Hyde Park Herald: U. of C. Accelerator awards $50,000 each to Hyde Park Village, West Point School of Music
The University of Chicago Community Programs Accelerator has awarded $50,000 to senior citizen-serving Chicago Hyde Park Village and to the West Point School of Music in South Shore. Five other South Side nonprofits have been selected for the associate-level program, receiving a year of organizational and technical support from Accelerator consultants and university graduate students.
Twin Alumni Achieve MBAs and Thank OSP for their Positive Impact
The Office of Special Programs-College Prep has incredible alumni who have achieved undergraduate degrees and beyond. Twins Renard and Ronald Talley are two of these exemplary individuals who joined the Office of Special Programs family in the Spring of 2010.
Summer Internships with the Center for Data and Applied Computing
Over the summer, we had students from the OSP who participated in amazing research-internship opportunities. Christine Jacinto is one of our bright scholars that interned at the Center for Data and Applied Computing (CDAC), where she experienced machine learning and ethics first-hand.
Seven South Side Nonprofits Ready to Grow in University of Chicago Community Programs Accelerator
At a reception at the Green Line Performing Arts Center on February 28, the UChicago Community Programs Accelerator welcomed to its program seven South Side nonprofits, which will receive customized support to grow their respective organizations’ work and impact.
Argonne National Laboratory: Chicago Public School students go beyond coding and explore artificial intelligence with Argonne National Laboratory
The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory recently hosted Computer Science for All — Coding and Beyond as part of an effort to expand computer science opportunities for students in Chicago's South Side neighborhoods.
WVON 1690 AM: Southside Workforce Development with UChicago Medicine
WVON recently hosted a discussion regarding the University of Chicago Medicine and Skills for Chicagoland's Future, which have partnered to provide employment opportunities for residents of the South Side of Chicago.
Chicago Booth Magazine: Prescribing and Personalizing Whole-Person Care at NowPow
A cross-campus collaboration rooted in UChicago research has given rise to a thriving woman-led tech startup and a new vision for reimagining health care in the US.
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
Some of the University’s most innovative, enduring RSOs (recognized student organizations) 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.