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.
New, free UChicago course invites community residents — including those with conviction histories — to reflect on themes of identity through humanities texts and professional skills-building
Who I Am, Who We Are is a free, ten-week course for community residents — with priority given to individuals with criminal records or involvement in the justice system — that covers themes like personal and group identity through reading and discussion.
Defining figure: President Robert J. Zimmer transformed the University of Chicago by affirming its core values
When Robert J. Zimmer became president of the University of Chicago in 2006, he came to the Board of Trustees with a set of priorities and one overriding message: A great university is never good enough. Complacency is enemy number one.
UChicago Medicine’s community benefit investment totals $567.1 million in fiscal 2020
This investment represents a 9.2% increase over fiscal 2019 ($519.5 million) and includes uncompensated care, charity services, unrecoverable patient debt, medical education and research and other community support.
Latest eventJun 29th, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hyde Park is Hiring Event
Businesses are looking to hire for a wide variety of positions including restaurant front and back of house, retail salespeople/cashiers, office, and hotel workers. There are also positions for baristas, fitness coaches, and a tech booth operator.
Who I Am, Who We Are Humanities and Professional Skills Course
Woodlawn resident Jennifer Toliver felt mentally and professionally energized by a new humanities and professional skills-building course for community residents — with priority given to individuals with criminal records or involvement in the justice system — that covers themes like personal and group identity.
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.