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UCSC Service Awards: Nominate Individuals and Community Organizations that Demonstrate Exceptional Commitment to Community Service!

Each year the UCSC recognizes the extraordinary commitment of staff, faculty, community organizations, and University Houses engaged in community service or in support of students engaged in community service. Please assist UCSC in identifying this year’s awardees! Click on any of the above boxes to make your nomination. The awardees will be recognized at UCSC's 19th Annual Service Recognition Reception Luncheon at Ida Noyes Third Floor Theater on Thursday, May 26, 12-1:30PM.  

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Student Group South Side in Focus Presents a Community Art Installation

The University of Chicago student group South Side in Focus originated from students' interest in broadening their understanding of the community they live in, beyond the media portrayals emphasizing violence and poverty. Its aim is to facilitate South Side residents in sharing their personal narratives about their communities and to amplify their voices through public art exhibits. South Side in Focus believes in the impact of collective narratives and works to harness the power of inter- and intra- community dialogue by collaborating with community partner organizations.

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Celebrating Urban Activist Jane Jacobs Through 4th Annual Jane’s Walk in Chicago

UCSC is thrilled to be partnering with nonprofit Friends of Downtown Chicago to sponsor the fourth annual Jane’s Walk in Chicago, honoring the legacy of urban activist Jane Jacbos. Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jacobs. For the past three years, students and faculty members have worked with community organization partners, the UCSC and Chicago Studies, and Jane’s Walk Chicago to develop and lead tours through south side neighborhoods.

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UCSC partnering with Student Government, Office of Civic Engagement, and Community Organizations for the 1st Annual Washington Park Arts Festival

CSC is excited to partner with Student Government, the Office of Civic Engagement, and Washington Park community organization partners Chicago Youth Programs (CYP) and KLEO Community Family Life Center to host the first annual Washington Park Arts Festival. The event will take place on Saturday, April 23, 12-3pm, in the gymnasium and playground space of CYP – a few blocks away from the Garfield Greenline Station.

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