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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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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.

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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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Deairra Fox-Brown
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Introduction to Molecular Engineering Course for City Colleges of Chicago Students

The three-week, non-credit course Deairra Fox-Brown participated in aims to show City Colleges of Chicago students paths to four-year STEM degrees and help address the underrepresentation of minority students in science and engineering.

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Samia Chatman
Samia Chatman
Youth Internship Program

High school senior Samia Chatman spent her summer classifying Oriental Institute specimens as part of the UChicago Youth Internship Program, a paid employment opportunity for local Chicago Public Schools and charter school students facilitated by the Office of Civic Engagement.

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Julian Green and Sandra Reno
Julian Green
Summer Links

An Environmental and Urban Studies major and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies minor who grew up on Chicago’s South Side, rising fourth year Julian Green says participating in the Summer Links internship program channeled passion into meaningful impact.

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Susan Levine
Susan Levine
Neighborhood Schools Program, MathMatch Tutoring

University of Chicago Psychology and Comparative Human Development professor Susan Levine partnered with UChicago's Neighborhood Schools Program to launch a unique math tutoring program for South Side second graders.

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Michael Rodgers
TeachQuantum

When Michael Rodgers — a computer science and engineering teacher at King College Prep high school in Kenwood— learned about the multi-year TeachQuantum program at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME), he was excited to delve into the current state of quantum science and spark the same interest in his students that he'd felt when he first learned about quantum physics decades ago as an undergraduate student.

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Isabel Marroquin
Isabel Marroquin
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.

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