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.
Arts Lawn, a community-centered space in Washington Park, celebrates opening
UChicago’s Arts + Public Life launches flexible area dedicated to outdoor arts programming, public green space and more
Second annual South Side Science Festival draws more than 4,500 attendees for day of demonstrations, panels, and scientific fun for all
Odell Mitchell’s eight-year-old daughter has shown an interest in science lately, so when the Bronzeville resident heard the University of Chicago was bringing back its South Side Science Festival ...
UChicago Medicine breaks ground on $815M project to build state’s first freestanding cancer care and research pavilion
The University of Chicago Medicine broke ground Tuesday on its $815 million project to build the state’s first and only standalone structure dedicated to cancer care and research.
Upcoming eventDec 2nd, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Do you know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant?
Attend this event to hear from legal experts on how to understand your lease, get free legal services, understand the eviction process for all housing types, and effectively communicate with your landlord.
UChicago Medicine Community Advisory Council / Blue Hat Foundation
Candace Henley, founder of the Blue Hat Foundation, is helping to shape the creation of the city's first freestanding clinical cancer center, initially as a member, and now as president of UChicago Medicine's Community Advisory Council (CAC).
UChicago Local is an economic inclusion initiative, led by the Office of Civic Engagement, that leverages the University’s role as the largest private employer and purchaser of goods and services on the South Side to create economic opportunities for local businesses and residents.