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.
Through Polsky Center, South Side entrepreneurs find a place to grow
Steve Jobs famously advised budding entrepreneurs to “stay hungry.” For Boyede Sobitan, hunger was more than a metaphor: The Bronzeville resident was tired of having to travel to specialty markets ...
How one recent alum is using technology to tackle inequality
Devshi Mehrotra, AB'19, is learning about artificial intelligence technology this summer as a researcher at Stanford Law School. Devshi Mehrotra doesn’t aspire to design the next big app or soci...
Latest eventAug 17th, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Rev. Sharon Risher - For Such a Time as This
About the Book: Nothing could have prepared Rev. Sharon Risher for the night she learned that her beloved mother, two cousins and six others had been murdered by a white supremacist during a Bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
"For Such a Time as This" is Risher's raw and riveting story: a powerful testimony of faith and transformation in the face of unspeakable tragedy, offering inspiring lessons on perseverance, courage, forgiveness, trust, and hope for all who are grieving a broken world.