After expanding from annual one-day event, MLK Jr. Week of Service brings campus and community together virtually
Students, faculty, and staff from more than 13 campus units participated in service projects including translation for local immigrant populations, resume reviews, and more.
2021 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 public service, community building, and social change.
University of Chicago expanding annual MLK Day of Service to week-long virtual event
Virtual service projects from January 17 – 23 will bridge more than 1,000 students and 13 units across campus with neighboring communities through career and translation services, community workshops, and other events
Incoming College students connect with community leaders in virtual Engage Chicago event
During the University Community Service Center-led Engage Chicago Orientation Week event on October 1, more than 1,900 incoming UChicago students got a chance to hear from and speak to local community leaders directly about ways they can make an impact through civic engagement.
Apply Now: Seeds of Justice 2020-21
Apply through October 5th to be part of the UCSC's year-long civic engagement leadership development program.
Meet Our 2020 UCSC Award Winners, the Students Who've Impacted Our World for the Better
Meet our 2 President's Volunteer Service Award winners and our 3 Perry Herst Prize Winners, and read all about their incredible accomplishments!
New Programs for Spring Quarter!
Want ways to stay engaged while learning and working remotely? The University Community Service Center has launched three new initiatives to foster community during social distancing: "tfw.." Playlist, the Civic Engagement Virtual Trivia Challenge, and Sewing for Good.
UChicago student organizations build community connections while teaching lifelong lessons
Some of the University’s most innovative, enduring RSOs (recognized student organizations) 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.
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
With the help of the Women's Board Grant, the new South Side Community Scholarship Fund will sustain one-on-one tutoring scholarships with UChicago students for 66 local families.
Record Number of Students Engage Chicago Through Civic Action
During Orientation Week, more than 1,700 new students spent a day of service engaging in environmental projects, working with advocacy groups, and supporting local K-12 schools throughout the South and West Sides of Chicago.
Congratulations to our 2018-19 Community Impact Award Winners
The University of Chicago University Community Service Center (UCSC) hosted its Annual Community Impact Awards and Socially Conscious Social, with an afternoon of fun, networking, and acknowledgement of nine individuals who each deeply affected the civic engagement efforts of our students and our campus.