The Civic Knowledge Project (CKP) is the community connections branch of the Division of the Humanities at the University of Chicago.

The mission of the CKP is to develop and strengthen community connections, helping to overcome the social, economic, and racial divisions among the various knowledge communities on the South Side of Chicago. It believes that the free and reciprocal flow of knowledge is empowering. Working with its many local collaborators, it (1) Provides educational and humanities programming linking the University of Chicago to other knowledge communities surrounding it; (2) Develops institutional policy for the exchange of knowledge among different local knowledge communities; and (3) Serves as an educational and organizational resource for its community.