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Office of Civic Engagement Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report

The Office of Civic Engagement’s annual reach and impact report from Fiscal Year 2022 includes highlights of our work alongside campus, community, and philanthropic partners to strengthen neighboring communities by supporting nonprofits, small businesses, civic leaders and youth.

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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.

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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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Candace Henley
UChicago Medicine Community Advisory Council / Blue Hat Foundation

Candace Henley, founder of the Blue Hat Foundation, is helping to shape the creation of the city's first freestanding clinical cancer center, initially as a member, and now as president of UChicago Medicine's Community Advisory Council (CAC).

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Mellodie Brown
Mellodie Brown
Neighborhood Schools Program

In the five years that she’s worked with the University of Chicago’s Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP), Bronzeville principal Mellodie Brown says that in addition to the increased academic perform...

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Deairra Fox-Brown
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Introduction to Molecular Engineering Course for City Colleges of Chicago Students

The three-week, non-credit course Deairra Fox-Brown participated in aims to show City Colleges of Chicago students paths to four-year STEM degrees and help address the underrepresentation of minority students in science and engineering.

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Samia Chatman
Samia Chatman
Youth Internship Program

High school senior Samia Chatman spent her summer classifying Oriental Institute specimens as part of the UChicago Youth Internship Program, a paid employment opportunity for local Chicago Public Schools and charter school students facilitated by the Office of Civic Engagement.

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Julian Green
Summer Links

An Environmental and Urban Studies major and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies minor who grew up on Chicago’s South Side, rising fourth year Julian Green says participating in the Summer Links internship program channeled passion into meaningful impact.

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Susan Levine
Susan Levine
Neighborhood Schools Program, MathMatch Tutoring

University of Chicago Psychology and Comparative Human Development professor Susan Levine partnered with UChicago's Neighborhood Schools Program to launch a unique math tutoring program for South Side second graders.

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