Office of Civic Engagement Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report
The Office of Civic Engagement’s annual reach and impact report from Fiscal Year 2022 includes highlights of our work alongside campus, community, and philanthropic partners to strengthen neighboring communities by supporting nonprofits, small businesses, civic leaders and youth.Read more
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
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.
Male Mogul Initiative
A grant from Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower) — a joint violence recovery and trauma care program run by UChicago Medicine and Advocate Health Care — helped fund Male Mogul Initiative's summer “Be a Mogul” program.
Education Partnerships, Weston Game Lab
Ashlyn Sparrow wants young people from Chicago’s South Side to take her job someday. As the Assistant Director of the Weston Game Lab at the University of Chicago, Sparrow is a game designer who is always eager to show young people that they too can turn their personal interests into fulfilling careers.
Benjamin, who’s originally from Oakland, California, has worked with preschoolers as a Jumpstart activity leader and classroom aide at Emmett Till Math and Science Academy in Woodlawn since her first year at UChicago.
UChicago Medicine Community Advisory Council / Blue Hat Foundation
Candace Henley, founder of the Blue Hat Foundation, is helping to shape the creation of the city's first freestanding clinical cancer center, initially as a member, and now as president of UChicago Medicine's Community Advisory Council (CAC).
Neighborhood Schools Program
In the five years that she’s worked with the University of Chicago’s Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP), Bronzeville principal Mellodie Brown says that in addition to the increased academic perform...
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.