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Our Commitment to Chicago

This document provides a snapshot of UChicago’s positive impact for the city and its social fabric—including contributions that will have a lasting effect for generations to come.

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Office of Civic Engagement Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report

The Office of Civic Engagement’s annual report highlights how the office advanced its strategic priorities in fiscal year 2021 by working alongside campus, community, and philanthropic partners; supporting South Side neighbors; and helping to reinforce the integral role civic engagement plays at the University.

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SHELDON SMITH, FOUNDER OF DOVETAIL PROJECT

“The (Community Programs) Accelerator did the vetting and strengthening that we needed in order to present ourselves to foundations and funders, who want to feel comfortable and know that you’re solid before they invest in you.”

JASMEEN WELLERE, OFFICE OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS, CLASS OF 2012

"The Office of Special Programs opened a door for me. Because I am a first-generation college student, there is no one in my family that knows the process. If it wasn’t for OSP, I feel like I wouldn’t have had a plan."

MAUREEN JONES, COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS PROGRAM PARENT

"Because of the Collegiate Scholars Program, my daughter was admitted to over 20 colleges. From her freshman year through her senior year in high school, the CSP staff helped her realize what it takes to succeed."

KEMATI PORTER, PRODUCER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR ETA CREATIVE ARTS FOUNDATION

"Being a part of the (Community Programs) Accelerator taught us the value of reaching out and finding people who can answer questions, open doors, and provide a resource."

Profiles
Isabel Marroquin
Isabel Marroquin
Collegiate Scholars Program

Marroquin says her years participating in the University of Chicago’s Collegiate Scholars college readiness and access program (CSP) were a driving factor in her success.

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Maurice Grant
UChicago Safety Ambassador

Rain, snow, or shine, Maurice Grant has been walking Hyde Park’s streets to provide assistance to the neighborhood for the past eight years.

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Michelle Mills Clement
IMPACT Leadership Development Fellow

Michelle Mills Clement was already an accomplished leader in her field when she joined the 2019–2020 cohort of the Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program—but the program helped her become a better leader for Chicago, she says.

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Chicago Survivors

Chicago Survivors has used funding from Southland RISE, a collaboration between Advocate Health Care and UChicago Medicine, to support the families of homicide victims.

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Ruben Nieto
Ruben Nieto
UChicago STEM Initiative

Little Village native Ruben Nieto has always had a passion for science. It’s an interest that grew during his three years participating in the UChicago STEM Initiative (UCSI) — a free science enric...

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Jenay Plummer
Community health worker, South Side Pediatric Asthma Center, UChicago Medicine

As an Englewood native and the mother of a child with asthma, Plummer brings her own lived experience to South Side families facing one of Chicago’s most persistent and well documented health disparities.

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