community programs accelerator south side strong summit


To be considered for the Accelerator, organizations must be nonprofit corporations, preferably with 501c3 status, whose work benefits residents in at least one of the following nine South Side neighborhoods in the University of Chicago’s focus area: Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, South Shore, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. 

While the Accelerator continues to support our current participating organizations, we are not accepting new applications at this time. We look forward to opening our next application cycle in Summer 2024. 

Eligible organizations are invited to sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on program developments and offerings from the Accelerator and our partner organizations.

Please contact  with any questions.