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UChicago Medicine Community Benefit Report

According to its recently published annual Community Benefit Report, the University of Chicago Medicine provided more than $519 million in benefits and services to the South Side community in Fiscal Year 2019.

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Civic Leadership Academy Evaluation

A three-year evaluation of the Civic Leadership Academy demonstrated how the interdisciplinary program benefits individuals, organizations, and Chicago’s civic network.

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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."

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Ignite

The organization, which supports 14- to 24-year-olds experiencing homelessness, was able to overcome challenges the pandemic brought – including obtaining enough food and supplies – with help from the University of Chicago’s COVID-19 South Side Community Support Initiative.

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YWCA Laura Parks & Mildred Francis Center

UChicago Dining vendors prepared and delivered 600 meals to the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center in Woodlawn location each Sunday starting in mid-April, providing nearly 5,000 meals to those struggling to feed themselves and their families.

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South Shore Chamber of Commerce

South Shore Chamber of Commerce, helped identify 27 small businesses in need and provided assistance as those businesses applied for and were awarded $93,000 in grants through the University’s COVID-19 Community Support Initiative.

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Quad Communities Development Corporation

Rhonda McFarland, executive director of Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC), says partnering with the University and other local institutions during a difficult time, even in small ways, has made a positive impact.

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STEM Initiative

Jamar Sullivan Jr. says he is confident that the time he spent through UChicago's STEM Initiative science enrichment program and the University’s Office of Special Programs-College Prep has prepared him to attend UChicago in fall 2020.

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Asara Milton
Collegiate Scholars Program

Asara Milton says the Collegiate Scholars Program, which helped facilitate the Posse Scholarship that will cover her full tuition at Cornell, gave her the confidence she’ll need to thrive on an elite college campus.