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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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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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Jabari Cooke
After School Matters STEM Lab Internship, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Jabari Cooke confesses that when he started his summer 2019 job in the Anderson Lab at the University of Chicago, he knew basic chemistry but wasn’t exactly sure what inorganic chemistry was all ab...

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Abraham and Karen Potts
Maroon Tutor Match

Karen Potts learned a hard truth about parenting teenagers a few years ago: “You find out that your child doesn’t really want your help with schoolwork after about the fifth grade,” she says with a...

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Mia Grahn
After School Matters STEM Lab Internship, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

If you happen to come across the February 4, 2019, issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, check out the article that begins on page 3940: “Redox-Active 1D Coordination Polymers of I...

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Eric Williams
The Silver Room

Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, went in search of a neighborhood with more diversity and a richer cultural vibe when his Wicker Park retail space’s lease ended in 2015. With the help of...

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Boyede Sobitan
OjaExpress

Boyede Sobitan compares the Polsky Exchange to a barbershop — a community hub where everybody shares what’s going on in their lives. That vibrant community of entrepreneurs is one of the reasons So...