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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

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.

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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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Kaylee Flowers
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.

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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...

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Marcus Russell
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...

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Patrick Dilworth
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.

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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.

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Yvette Jones
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.