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.
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.
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...
Network for College Success
“NCS helps schools network to learn from each other and better understand how other schools are approaching the work,” Ramos explains. “That has been a key lever to our success.” Coaching is also crucial to the experience, she says, with coaches helping principals use their own expertise to apply research to real-world situations. “They help schools realize we have our own answers — they won’t tell us what to do, but they will come in and support us.”
The Chicago nonprofit MAPSCorps has community impact times two: It trains youth to use the tools of science and technology to gather high-quality data about neighborhood assets — and then makes that data publicly available so it can help improve life for everyone.
Milgrom Education Impact Fellowship
As a Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) teacher’s aide at Murray Language Academy in Hyde Park, Stephanie Wallen, AB’21, has grown to love teaching in an urban public school. And thanks to an NSP fellowship, she’s also had the chance to envision herself in other roles that drive educational change.
HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship Program
Leah Castleberry grew up on Chicago’s South Side, and in 2017, she earned a merit-based, full-tuition HBCU and HSI Bridge Scholarship through the University of Chicago Professional Education. The scholarship not only helped her discover her passion for investigating the ways that technology and social policy intersect, it inspired her to enroll in a master’s program at the Harris School of Public Policy, and gave her enough credits to complete her degree ahead of schedule.
Collegiate Scholars Program
A three-year program that prepares talented Chicago Public Schools students to apply for and succeed at selective colleges and universities, Collegiate Scholars Program built Khader’s confidence about navigating life on campus.
Cameron Cole started classes at the University of Southern California a lot less nervous than many of his fellow first-years. He chalks up his confidence to the fact that he’d already spent two qua...