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Our Results

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Civic Leadership Academy Evaluation

An evaluation of the first three years of the Civic Leadership Academy demonstrated how the interdisciplinary program benefits individuals, organizations, an...

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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 servi...

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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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Kaedy Puckett
UChicago Veteran Scholars Program

Kaedy Puckett ’23 began her UChicago journey as a member of Campus Crew, helping to prepare campus for orientation week. She loved getting to know her fellow Crew members as they worked together an...

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MAPSCorps

“Information is power,” says Andres Alvear, executive director of MAPSCorps. An independent nonprofit organization that grew out of UChicago research, MAPSCorps trains youth to use the tools of sci...

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Ben Samuels-Kalow
Neighborhood Schools Program

Ben Samuels-Kalow, UChicago ’12, stepped onto his life’s path in the first quarter of his first year at UChicago. A friend connected him with the Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP), where he took a...

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Myetie Hamilton
Civic Actor Studio

For Myetie Hamilton, the Civic Actor Studio (CAS) pilot couldn’t have come at a better time. CAS, a partnership between Court Theatre and the Office of Civic Engagement, is a leadership retreat ...

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Daweed Abdiel
Office of Special Programs - College Prep

Daweed Abdiel learned to relish challenges as a participant in the Upward Bound program of UChicago’s Office of Special Programs-College Prep (OSP-CP). Upward Bound offers year-round academic suppo...

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Jose Heredia
University of Chicago College Advising Corps

Not so long ago, Jose Heredia wasn’t sure where – or even if – he would be able to go to college. Now, he’s an undisputed pro, guiding hundreds of students through the college admissions process. ...