Living the legacy: making careers in medicine accessible to South Side youth
Founded 1995, the Provident Foundation provides education, opportunities, and access to the medical industry to youth of color on Chicago’s South Side.
Aerostar Avion gives wings to dreams
Tammara Holmes, the CEO of Aerostar Avion Institute—a Chicago-based aviation, education and training organization—is on a mission to recruit as many young students of color as possible to careers in aviation.
Nonprofits focused on housing issues find support at the Community Programs Accelerator
To make sure South Side residents have access to stable, affordable housing, UChicago’s Community Programs Accelerator connects housing-focused community-based nonprofits with University resources that help them fulfill their missions and serve their neighborhoods.
Community Programs Accelerator Accepting Applications Through July 26
The Chicago Crusader reports on the Community Programs Accelerator, an initiative from the Office of the Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago that has been operating since 2014. Applications are now open for the 2020 cycle.
South Side organization participates in training to strengthen trauma-informed care at Parkway Gardens
Staff of Future Ties, a nonprofit serving children and youth at Parkway Gardens, participated in a two-day training on trauma-informed care organized by the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement and its Community Programs Accelerator
Local Change in a Global City: Darius Ballinger (CLA'19) and the Power of Community
With the help of the University of Chicago’s Civic Leadership Academy, founder and executive director of Chasing 23 Youth Empowerment Group Darius Ballinger works to build unity and introduce life-skills to Chicago’s young people.
University of Chicago Launches Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Early to mid-stage nonprofit professionals who work in or focus on Chicago’s South Side are invited to apply for the University of Chicago’s new Certificate in Nonprofit Management — a free, two-year program designed to help leaders create, grow and operate sustainable, effective community-based organizations.
U. of C. Accelerator adds 3 South Side nonprofits to Core Program
The Hyde Park Herald reports on new partnerships between the University of Chicago's Community Programs Accelerator and three community nonprofits. The Accelerator added Affinity Community Services...
Community Programs Accelerator Core Organizations
Select nonprofit organizations that receive funding along with intense, focused, and customized support over a period of time.
South Side Nonprofits Poised for Growth in Community Programs Accelerator
Thirty-four organizations that address community needs on Chicago’s South Side joined the UChicago Community Programs Accelerator, which will help them take flight at warp speed.
Community Programs Accelerator Accepting Applications for 2019
The Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago, which provides a range of support for nonprofit organizations based on or serving the South Side of Chicago, is now accepting applications for its 2019 program cycle.
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.