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.
UChicago Medicine Community Benefit Report
The University of Chicago Medicine provided $567.1 million in benefits and services to the South Side community in fiscal 2020, according to its annual Community Benefit Report.
Inclusive Construction Initiative FY2020 Report
This annual report is designed to not only provide a culmination of goal progress at the close of Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020) on projects in construction during that timeframe, but provide some insights as to exactly how ICI has impacted the minority and women-owned contracting community along with local hires.
UChicago Inclusive Construction Initiative
The UChicago Inclusive Construction Initiative is a joint effort between the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, Facilities Services, and UChicago Medicine to create economic opportunities for minorities, women, and local residents through our campus construction and renovation projects.
Community Programs Accelerator
As an anchor institution on the South Side of Chicago, the University of Chicago is in a unique position to help local nonprofit organizations build their capacity for present and future impact. Th...
Since its implementation in 2014, UChicago Local has worked with more than 300 South Side businesses to help grow their capacity and connect with opportunities at the University.
Pediatric Violence Recovery Specialist, University of Chicago Medicine
Pettis works with pediatric patients in University of Chicago Medicine's Violence Recovery Program, which identifies patients at risk of repeat injuries from violence and connects them to hospital and community-based services.
Alliance of the Southeast
Juan Gonzalez is incredibly proud of his Southeast Side community — and is just as proud of working to spark positive change there alongside others in the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) of the Alli...
For more than 20 years, Summer Links, a program now led by the University Community Service Center within the Office of Civic Engagement, has paired undergraduate students with internships at local community-based organizations like Black Star to explore social issues impacting the City of Chicago.
Youth Internship Program
Joshua Polk, who lives in Bronzeville and attends Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep, spent six weeks supporting the UChicago Office for Military-Affiliated Communities as one of 10 Chicago high school students participating in the University’s new Youth Internship Program pilot this summer.
Youth Internship Program
For six weeks, Dejiah Beatty, a rising junior at Kenwood Academy high school who lives in Chicago’s Fernwood neighborhood, had an opportunity to dive into scientific work she’s passionate about as an intern in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering as part of the new UChicago Youth Internship Program.
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.