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.
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.
Polsky Small Business Growth Program
Geared explicitly to minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, the Polsky Small Business Growth Program works with South and West Side entrepreneurs to help them increase revenue a...
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...
The organization, which supports 14- to 24-year-olds experiencing homelessness, was able to overcome challenges the pandemic brought – including obtaining enough food and supplies – with help from the University of Chicago’s COVID-19 South Side Community Support Initiative.
YWCA Laura Parks & Mildred Francis Center
UChicago Dining vendors prepared and delivered 600 meals to the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center in Woodlawn location each Sunday starting in mid-April, providing nearly 5,000 meals to those struggling to feed themselves and their families.
South Shore Chamber of Commerce
South Shore Chamber of Commerce, helped identify 27 small businesses in need and provided assistance as those businesses applied for and were awarded $93,000 in grants through the University’s COVID-19 Community Support Initiative.
Quad Communities Development Corporation
Rhonda McFarland, executive director of Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC), says partnering with the University and other local institutions during a difficult time, even in small ways, has made a positive impact.
Jamar Sullivan Jr.
Jamar Sullivan Jr. says he is confident that the time he spent through UChicago's STEM Initiative science enrichment program and the University’s Office of Special Programs-College Prep has prepared him to attend UChicago in fall 2020.
Collegiate Scholars Program
Asara Milton says the Collegiate Scholars Program, which helped facilitate the Posse Scholarship that will cover her full tuition at Cornell, gave her the confidence she’ll need to thrive on an elite college campus.