UChicago Stand Together: New Initiative Helps CPS Students Along the Path to College
The initiative offers specialized help for students from Chicago Public Schools and area charter schools who will now navigate the college search and application process virtually, plus support to community-based organizations with expertise in assisting students on the path to college.
University of Chicago accepting applications for certificate in nonprofit management program
Applications are now being accepted for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management program offered by the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement’s Community Programs Accelerator and School of Social Service Administration (SSA) to help nonprofit professionals in their work to build a stronger South Side.
UChicago partners with South Side caterers to provide 50,000 additional free meals to the community
University of Chicago will partner with locally-owned South Side caterers to provide 50,000 free meals over seven weeks to local residents, as well as provide additional assistance to small businesses and nonprofits navigating a landscape shaped by the ongoing pandemic and protests for racial justice.
University of Chicago Awards $400,000 in Emergency COVID-19 Bridge Grants to 79 South Side Nonprofits
79 COVID-impacted South Side nonprofits will receive grant funding from the University of Chicago to help address their immediate needs and continue their vital programming.
Hyde Park Herald: U. of C. Accelerator awards $50,000 each to Hyde Park Village, West Point School of Music
The University of Chicago Community Programs Accelerator has awarded $50,000 to senior citizen-serving Chicago Hyde Park Village and to the West Point School of Music in South Shore. Five other South Side nonprofits have been selected for the associate-level program, receiving a year of organizational and technical support from Accelerator consultants and university graduate students.
Seven South Side Nonprofits Ready to Grow in University of Chicago Community Programs Accelerator
At a reception at the Green Line Performing Arts Center on February 28, the UChicago Community Programs Accelerator welcomed to its program seven South Side nonprofits, which will receive customized support to grow their respective organizations’ work and impact.
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
Tammera 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.