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.Read more
Office of Civic Engagement Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report
The Office of Civic Engagement’s annual report highlights how the office advanced its strategic priorities in fiscal year 2021 by working alongside campus, community, and philanthropic partners; supporting South Side neighbors; and helping to reinforce the integral role civic engagement plays at the University.Read more
UChicago Medicine Community Benefit Report
The University of Chicago Medicine contributed $606.9 million in benefits and services to residents of the South Side and Southland areas in fiscal 2021, according to the latest annual report that outlines the academic health system’s investments in and support of the community.
READI Chicago: A community-based approach to reducing gun violence
Results are released by Harris Policy's Crime Lab and Inclusive Economy Lab of a randomized controlled trial of the READI Chicago program, which has recently been lifted up by Attorney General Merrick Garland as a model approach to reduce gun violence.
Inclusive Construction Initiative FY2020 Report
This annual report is designed to not only provide a culmination of goal progress at the close of Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020) on projects in construction during that timeframe, but provide some insights as to exactly how ICI has impacted the minority and women-owned contracting community along with local hires.
UChicago Inclusive Construction Initiative
The UChicago Inclusive Construction Initiative is a joint effort between the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, Facilities Services, and UChicago Medicine to create economic opportunities for minorities, women, and local residents through our campus construction and renovation projects.
Community Programs Accelerator
As an anchor institution on the South Side of Chicago, the University of Chicago is in a unique position to help local nonprofit organizations build their capacity for present and future impact. Th...
Collegiate Scholars Program
Marroquin says her years participating in the University of Chicago’s Collegiate Scholars college readiness and access program (CSP) were a driving factor in her success.
UChicago Safety Ambassador
Rain, snow, or shine, Maurice Grant has been walking Hyde Park’s streets to provide assistance to the neighborhood for the past eight years.
Michelle Mills Clement
IMPACT Leadership Development Fellow
Michelle Mills Clement was already an accomplished leader in her field when she joined the 2019–2020 cohort of the Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program—but the program helped her become a better leader for Chicago, she says.
Chicago Survivors has used funding from Southland RISE, a collaboration between Advocate Health Care and UChicago Medicine, to support the families of homicide victims.
UChicago STEM Initiative
Little Village native Ruben Nieto has always had a passion for science. It’s an interest that grew during his three years participating in the UChicago STEM Initiative (UCSI) — a free science enric...
Community health worker, South Side Pediatric Asthma Center, UChicago Medicine
As an Englewood native and the mother of a child with asthma, Plummer brings her own lived experience to South Side families facing one of Chicago’s most persistent and well documented health disparities.