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Office of Civic Engagement Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report

The Office of Civic Engagement’s annual reach and impact report from Fiscal Year 2023 includes highlights of our work alongside campus, community, and philanthropic partners to strengthen neighboring communities by supporting youth, small businesses, nonprofits, and civic leaders.

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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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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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Brady Janssen
Neighborhood Schools Program Homework Help Initiative

In her role as site coordinator for Homework Help, Janssen oversees scheduling with parents, matches participating local students with UChicago student tutors for 30-minute time slots, works closely with community partner teams on site, and occasionally serves as a tutor herself.

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Donovan Pryor
Youth Internship Program

The Youth Internship Program at UChicago provides interns like Pryor with meaningful work experience while also offering professional development workshops, career exploration activities, and college readiness and access programming

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Stephanie Guerra
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering Introduction to Molecular Engineering Course for City Colleges of Chicago Students

Guerra recently participated in UChicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) Introduction to Molecular Engineering course, created specifically to help more City Colleges of Chicago students transfer into four-year degree programs focused on STEM­–and to help diversify growing STEM fields.

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Inclusion Action Lab Workshop
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UChicago Local

Editing a job description to remove references to “preferred” or “required” candidate qualities may not seem like a significant shift, but for a job seeker, it can mean the difference between apply...

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André Tse
Summer Links

Summer Links pairs undergraduate students like Tse with internships at local community-based organizations and examines social issues impacting the city of Chicago. 

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Brianna Ross
After School Matters STEM Lab Internship, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Ross says the STEM Lab Internship at UChicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering has given her the opportunity to conduct her own research while still in high school, and it also helped her become more confident with public speaking.

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