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Our Results

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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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UChicago Medicine Community Benefit Report

According to its recently published annual Community Benefit Report, the University of Chicago Medicine provided more than $519 million in benefits and services to the South Side community in Fiscal Year 2019.

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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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Dwayne Johnson
Lead Violence Response Specialist, University of Chicago Medicine

Dwayne Johnson came to violence recovery work after losing his uncle to gun violence. He is now the lead specialist at UChicago Medicine’s Violence Recovery Program, the only hospital-based program of its kind in Chicago that serves both adults and children.

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Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School

During the pandemic, Chicago Booth students in the Booth COVID-19 Volunteers and Booth Social Impact programs helped Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School (CTK) find grant opportunities, create a new framework for CTK's work-study training, and identify ways to improve CTK's curriculum.

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The Provident Foundation
Serena Lai

A timely mission: addressing racial disparities in healthcare during the COVID-19 era As the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified long-running racial disparities in healthcare access and education in...

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Brittany Read
HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship

Brittany Read majored in legal communications at Howard University and assumed she would go onto law school en route to a career in government and social policy. Then a merit-based, full tuition HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship from University of Chicago Professional Education put her on a new path to her goal.

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Ricky Holder
UChicago Veteran Scholars program

Now a second-year undergraduate at UChicago, Ricky Holder was placed in foster care system when he was nine years old. His childhood is part of the reason he hopes to become a public defender.

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Braven

UChicago College partners with Braven through best practices and meaningful job and internship experiences for students.