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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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Catherine Jackson
Woodlawn Restorative Justice Hub

Jackson says a recent nonprofit bridge grant from the University of Chicago will help her adapt the ways she and her three part-time colleagues support the young people currently in the Woodlawn Restorative Justice Hub program to better meet them where they are in this crisis.

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IMPACT Leadership Development Program

IMPACT’s name is an acronym of its mission to create a pipeline of informed, motivated, perceptive, authentic, connected talent to fill critical roles in Chicago’s business, public, and nonprofit sectors. The Chicago Urban League program admits about 30 new fellows each year.

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Kelly Fair
Polished Pebbles

The nonprofit has been able to further bolster its quick transition to digital platforms and otherwise sustain itself in the weeks since with help from a bridge grant from the University of Chicago.

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Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

HPNC plans to use their grant from UChicago in part to purchase laptops and tablets and help shift their programming to online platforms and to incorporate web-based tools into their programming structure permanently moving forward.

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Stephanie Hart
Brown Sugar Bakery

Greater Grand Crossing’s Stephanie Hart is reimagining the way she operates her popular bakery in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with help from a University of Chicago bridge grant.

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Elisabeth Akinwale
13th Flow Fitness Studio

Akinwale is the owner of 13th Flow fitness studio, one of 182 small businesses to receive a COVID-19 small business bridge grant from the University of Chicago.