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.
UChicago Medicine Community Benefit Report
The University of Chicago Medicine provided $567.1 million in benefits and services to the South Side community in fiscal 2020, according to its annual Community Benefit Report.
Inclusive Construction Initiative FY2020 Report
This annual report is designed to not only provide a culmination of goal progress at the close of Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020) on projects in construction during that timeframe, but provide some insights as to exactly how ICI has impacted the minority and women-owned contracting community along with local hires.
UChicago Inclusive Construction Initiative
The UChicago Inclusive Construction Initiative is a joint effort between the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement, Facilities Services, and UChicago Medicine to create economic opportunities for minorities, women, and local residents through our campus construction and renovation projects.
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...
Since its implementation in 2014, UChicago Local has worked with more than 300 South Side businesses to help grow their capacity and connect with opportunities at the University.
UChicago STEM Initiative
Lindblom Math and Science Academy senior Kaylee Flowers’ love of science and engineering drew her to the UChicago STEM Initiative (UCSI) in 2018.
Alliance of the Southeast
Juan Gonzalez is incredibly proud of his Southeast Side community — and is just as proud of working to spark positive change there alongside others in the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) of the Alli...
Collegiate Scholars Program
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic kept them apart physically, Jones College Prep High School senior Marcus Russell and the diverse, close-knit network of peers he met through University of Chicago’s Co...
Neighborhood Schools Program
This spring, NSP had nearly 300 University students, including Patrick Dilworth, providing virtual classroom support and one-on-one tutoring to approximately 500 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students.
Gary Comer Youth Center on the Comer Education Campus
With the help of a $39,500 grant in 2020 from UChicago Medicine’s Block Hassenfeld Casdin (BHC) Collaborative for Family Resilience, the Gary Comer Youth Center has expanded its mental health and restorative justice programming.
Jumpstart, Neighborhood Schools Program
Jones has been partnering with UChicago’s Jumpstart initiative since it was first incorporated into the University’s Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) in 2012 and was even named NSP’s Teacher of the Year in 2018.