We are committed to building on the University’s position as the South Side’s leading economic anchor and making a strong, lasting contribution to Chicago's economic health.
Drawing on the resources of the University and the Medical Center, UChicago is building broad, enduring partnerships with our South Side neighbors through investments in community health, education, business and workforce development, public safety, economic development, and arts and cultural enrichment.
We are committed to making a strong contribution to the South Side's prosperity by hiring community residents, contracting with local businesses, and working with our vendor network to create and expand local employment opportunities.
We support local business owners and entrepreneurs through faculty- and student-led workshops and programs that help them to launch and grow. We also partner on workforce development initiatives that help individuals build the skills that employers demand.
We are proud to be part of the fabric of Chicago. We look forward to working ever more closely with our neighbors to make this an even greater city, for all of us.
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."
Aerostar Avion gives wings to dreams
Tammera Holmes, the CEO of Aerostar Avion Institute—a Chicago-based aviation, education and training organization—is on a mission to recruit as many young students of color as possible to careers in aviation.
Latest eventNov 18th, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
Workshop & Dinner: South Side Housing Data Project
This workshop will provide an overview of the South Side Housing Data Project, which mapped neighborhood conditions in both the Woodlawn and Washington Park communities, and walk through the process for converting parcel survey data into actionable recommendations.