To strengthen Chicago’s civic infrastructure, we offer community-based training for emerging leaders and help to build local organizations’ capacity to grow, thrive, and achieve their missions.
UChicago supports community organizations through direct grants and through training programs that bring faculty, students, staff and consultants together with organization leaders and their staffs.
To assist local nonprofits as they grow, we have welcomed thousands of Chicago-area professionals to workshops and programs that offer expert help with needs assessment, strategic planning, organizational development, fundraising, and technical support.
We aid in expanding support networks for community organizations by working with local business professionals to help them develop the skills that will make them effective board members and then connecting them to non-profits that would benefit from their service.
South Side organization participates in training to strengthen trauma-informed care at Parkway Gardens
"The city at large is trauma-filled. Parents are experiencing trauma every day. It has become normalized … and they don't understand how it impacts not only them but their children," said Jennifer ...
Congratulations to our 2018-19 Community Impact Award Winners
On June 7, 2019, the University of Chicago University Community Service Center (UCSC) hosted its Annual Community Impact Awards and Socially Conscious Social. It was an afternoon of fun, networking...
Civic Leadership Academy
“Where you might not have seen or thought about synergies between organizations, they do actually exist if you dig a little deeper.” -Baronica Roberson