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Anchor

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.

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Upcoming event
Jul 7th, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Harper Court Summer Music Series July 2022

The Harper Court Summer Music Series is back for 2022! Sponsored by the University of Chicago in conjunction with The Silver Room, the free outdoor concerts take place the first Thursday evenings of June, July, and August. Bring a chair, plan to meet your friends and family, and enjoy summer in Hyde Park!

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UChicago Local

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.

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