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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
Civic Actor Studio
Much of Jhmira Alexander’s work as the executive director of nonprofit Public Narrative revolves around bringing people from various corners of Chicago’s journalism and nonprofit sectors together. As a participant in the University of Chicago’s Civic Actor Studio leadership retreat, she found the program’s theater-centric approach to be valuable.
Chicago Booth Civic Scholars Program
For Aleena Agrawal, a Chicago Booth MBA is a road map for changing the world. In her job as Director of Talent Solutions at P33, a nonprofit devoted to building a more diverse and inclusive technology ecosystem in Chicago, Agrawal aims to drive systems-level change.
Hemp Heals Body Shop
Through the Polsky Small Business Growth Program, Joi developed strategies for marketing, finances, and securing shelf space in boutiques for her line of CBD-infused lotions and oils.
Luis Morales, Jr.
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Introduction to Molecular Engineering Course for City Colleges of Chicago Students
Morales had never even heard of molecular engineering before taking part in the course and says he found the concepts fascinating and their applications, such as creating vaccines or new sources of energy storage, admirable.
For more than 20 years, Summer Links, a program now led by the University Community Service Center within the Office of Civic Engagement, has paired undergraduate students with internships at local community-based organizations like Black Star to explore social issues impacting the City of Chicago.
Pediatric Violence Recovery Specialist, University of Chicago Medicine
Pettis works with pediatric patients in University of Chicago Medicine's Violence Recovery Program, which identifies patients at risk of repeat injuries from violence and connects them to hospital and community-based services.