UChicago student organizations build community connections while teaching lifelong lessons
RSOs, ecognized student organizations, are one of the many ways that the learning experience at UChicago extends beyond classroom walls. Some of the University’s most innovative, enduring RSOs were created by students with a vision of driving social change through direct service to the community.
Annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count gives UChicago students the opportunity to pitch in and gain new perspectives
UChicago students volunteer alongside South Side community partners to support Chicago’s annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count, which provides crucial data on people experiencing homelessness across the city.
2020 Summer Links Application Launches!
Summer Links is a 10-week summer internship program where students are hired by a community program or organization to work as a summer intern. The cohort is made up of students from a range of majors who are committed to community building and social change.
UCSC's Director Sits Down with Michele Norris to Discuss "The Race Card Project"
In 2010, former NPR journalist Michele Norris founded The Race Card Project, starting conversations about race in America by asking participants to articulate their observations and experiences of race into only six words.
Women’s Board grant opens Maroon Tutor Match to more South Side students
Abraham Potts made an amazing leap forward last year as a sophomore at Perspectives Charter Academy. After working with UChicago student tutors from the Maroon Tutor Match (MTM) program, his GPA im...
Record Number of Students Engage Chicago Through Civic Action
A dozen incoming University of Chicago College students dipped roller brushes into bright red, orange, and gray paint, applying a fresh coat to the Jazz Fence that surrounds the Great Migration Com...
Apply Now: Seeds of Justice 2019-20
Apply through October 25th to be part of the UCSC's year-long civic engagement leadership development program
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, and acknowledgement as the UCSC recognized the impactful work of nine individuals who each supported and deeply affected the civic engagement efforts of our students and our campus.
Apply Now: Chicago Bound 2019
Apply through June 14th to be part of the annual student-led civic engagement Pre-Orientation program, sponsored by the University Community Service Center and the Institute of Politics
Changing Lives on a Snowy Day: University Families Participate in MLK Day Service Project
As the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday approached, a storm hung over Chicago, dropping eight inches of snow, delaying flights for hours, and temporarily slowing traffic on the entire Sou...
CGI U Day of Action
On October 21, hundreds of students from around the world gathered on the South Side of Chicago to put their commitments to service and volunteerism into practice. From painting a mural with a loca...
UChicago Establishes New Student Civic Engagement Center
In early August, the University’s two largest student civic engagement programs – the Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) and University Community Service Center (UCSC) -- are relocating to a larger space that will allow them to expand their work and become a central hub for student civic engagement activities on campus.
Student Civic Engagement Pathfinder Provides One Stop for Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities
During her first quarter as a first year on the University of Chicago campus, Erica Maricich, AB’16, noticed a flyer in Stuart Hall advertising work-study jobs with the Neighborhood Schools Program...