Chicago Studies Now Accepting Submissions for Writing and Photography Contests

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Your pictures and writing about Chicago might be worth a cash prize and a spot in the College Programming Office’s official UChicago calendar!

Chicago Studies, a joint venture between the University Community Service Center and the College, is offering two contests this quarter to highlight the rich diversity of Chicago’s neighborhoods through photography and writing, with the additional opportunity to showcase entries at the Logan Center Cabaret Series.

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Students Develop Long-Term Community Relationships Through Service Match

For many students involved with the UCSC and its programs, service is more than just a brief encounter—it’s about developing an understanding of the issues in a community and a relationship with the community. This is particularly true for Service Match, a UCSC program that enables students to engage with community members while supporting the mission of a Chicago-based community organization.

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Chicago Studies Scholars: Empowering Students to Bridge Academic and Community-Based Work

A common banter at the University of Chicago is, “that’s well and good in theory, but how does it work in practice?” With the start of the Chicago Studies Scholars program, Chicago Studies hopes to help students answer that question.

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From Summer Links to Mixed-Income Developments to the University of Cambridge: How Charlie Barlow Put Urban Housing Theory into Practice

Some say that home is where the heart is—and for alumnus Charlie Barlow (AB ’12), currently working toward his Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Cambridge, his heart is in two of the Chicago Housing Authority’s mixed-income communities.

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