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.
Sharon Grant named Executive Director of the Community Programs Accelerator
Sharon Grant will join the Office of Civic Engagement on November 16, 2020 as the new Executive Director of the Community Programs Accelerator.
The Chicago Community Trust and Chicago Urban League Put Theory into Practice
Wrestling with difficult questions at difficult times, Harris Policy Labs continues to make a difference for students and partners.
Virtual internships help students, employers blossom during COVID-19
Each year, the Metcalf Program provides UChicago College students with more than 3,000 substantive, paid internships all over the world. This year, the University has expanded virtual internship opportunities to support both students and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
100 Black Men of Chicago
“Being part of the Community Programs Accelerator allows us to move forward on purpose and with intention. We’re planning our next decade, which will be pivotal for us as we focus on what we can become rather than on what we are.” - Carl H. Tutt, Jr., 100 Black Men of Chicago Board President
Alumni Board Connect
Fundraising, strategic planning, serving on the finance committee, acting as board secretary, and helping the company connect with more schools have been some of the tasks Bozzelli has taken on as a board member at Imagination Theater through the Alumni Board Connect program created by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at UChicago’s Booth School of Business.