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. Nonprofit organizations must either be located in and/or deliver a substantial portion of their programming in one or more of the following communities in order to qualify for accelerator participation and grant funding:  Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, South Shore, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. Nonprofit professionals in the early to mid stages of their career are also invited to apply for the new, free two-year nonprofit management certificate program, a joint effort from the Office of Civic Engagement and the School of Social Work Administration.


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