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UChicago MLK Weekend of Service: Celebrating 30 Years of the National Holiday!

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday, UCSC partnered with UChicago Lab Schools, UChicago Charter Schools, and the nonprofit City Year Chicago to plan an MLK Weekend of Service for more than 300 students, faculty, and staff. On Saturday, January 16, volunteers contributed various service projects at 18 service sites on the south and west sides of Chicago.

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Chicago Course Connections Provide Resources to Support Classroom Instruction

UCSC administers Chicago Course Connections microgrants as part of Chicago Studies to facilitate College learning beyond the classroom and engagement with resources in the city of Chicago.

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Student Group AppUP Helps High School Students Navigate College Application Process

AppUP is a student-run mentoring program at the University of Chicago that guides high school students through the college application process. Recognizing that the process can be long and hard for students, AppUP is there to help those feeling lost, overwhelmed, or pressured. Their one-on-one and small group sessions with students cover a variety of topics including ACT/SAT prep, college exploration, financial aid applications, the common app, college essays, and recommendation letters.

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UCSC Summer Links Alumna Leading Grassroots Social Change Efforts

To the right is a photo of UCSC Summer Links program alumna Mayra López (right) with a fellow community leader (left) and Amy Rule, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife (center), attending the dedication of a new playground built as a result of Lopez's work advocating for more resources. Lopez graduated from the College in 2010 with a degree in anthropology and Latin American studies.

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UChicago Field Day with Special Olympics Builds Community and Raises Awareness

On Thursday, December 3, UCSC partnered with UChicago Athletics to host a Field Day with Special Olympics. 50 Special Olympics athletes and 30 UChicago athletes competed in a rotation of events that included basketball, soccer, volleyball, bean bag toss and sprint races at the Henry Crown Field House.

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