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Our Results

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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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UChicago Medicine Community Benefit Report

According to its recently published annual Community Benefit Report, the University of Chicago Medicine provided more than $477 million in benefits and services to the South Side community in Fiscal Year 2018.

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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
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Featherfist

“Our first plan covered five years; this one is for three years. Things are changing so swiftly — we’re dancing as fast as we can."

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Dawn Ramos
Network for College Success

“NCS helps schools network to learn from each other and better understand how other schools are approaching the work. That has been a key lever to our success.”

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Gabe Morrison
Jeff Metcalf Internship

“From an equity perspective, the Metcalf program is really powerful: It allows people who can’t afford to do unpaid internships the ability to explore what they’re interested in.”

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Edoardo Ortiz
HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship Program

“I wish more people from the [Caribbean] islands would take advantage of the Bridge program to learn and to broaden their perspective. I’m very grateful I was able to do so, and I’ll do all I can to encourage others to do the same.”

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Stephanie Wallen
Milgrom Education Impact Fellowship

“The Milgrom Fellowship was one of the most influential opportunities I’ve had around education. It gave me the chance to explore and see myself not only as a teacher, but also in other roles that can have an impact.”

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Leah Castleberry
HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship Program

“At the University, I learned about new opportunities that align with my existing interests. Going in, I never expected to be applying to PhD programs, but now I think that my atypical path to a PhD — including my work experience and the Bridge year — will help me have a bigger impact.”